Hezbollah has done the predictable -- declared victory
based on the acceptance of a temporary cease-fire. However, also as predicted, George Bush
says claims that Hezbollah has in fact been defeated:
Hezbollah suffered a defeat in this crisis... How can you claim victory when you were a state within a state in southern Lebanon, and now you're going to be replaced by an international force?
All quips aside, for anyone to be declared a loser implies two things; that someone
won, and that it is in fact over. Can either of these statements be considered true yet? Bush apparently thinks so, and so does Nasrallah, but naturally they're just playing for political gain right now. Let's just cross our fingers and hope that the cease fire holds for a while...