Lebanese Prime Minister: Hezbollah Learned Its Lesson

by Michael J. Totten

Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Seniora said that Hezbollah will not start a war with Israel again.

"I don't believe it can happen again," he said. "I don't think Hizbullah is in the same position where it was before the war, and won't be able to repeat what it did. It learned the lesson from what happened."

I have a hard time believing this really is true. Syria and Iran are already resupplying Hezbollah for the next round.

But it’s telling that Seniora says he wants a peace treaty with Israel. No Lebanese politician could possibly have said anything like this two months ago without all but begging to be car-bombed on the way to work in the morning.