by Michael J. Totten

Hassan Nasrallah sounds like your typical delusional Middle East despot when he boasts that Hezbollah “won” the war against Israel. He has a problem, though. Hezbollah lives in Lebanon, not in Iraq, Egypt, or Syria. Mainstream Lebanese culture is too well-educated and democratic to fall for that kind of alternate-universe propaganda.

Today he all but admitted on New TV that Hezbollah blew it.

“[W]e did not believe, even by one percent, that the captive operation would result in such a wide-scale war, as such a war did not take place in the history of wars. Had we known that the captive operation would result in such a war we would not have carried it out at all.”

If the latest round against Israel were such a great epic victory, why say he wouldn’t have started it if he would have known how it would turn out?

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