The War of Words

Backdropped by a poster of Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, United Nations peacekeepers from France, sit atop their armoured personnel carrier in the outskirts of the southern port city of Tyre, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006. The international community was scrambling Tuesday to put together a fortified U.N. peacekeeping force for southern Lebanon, as Israeli forces began a pullout that many fear could create a dangerous vacuum. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Backdropped by a poster of Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, United Nations peacekeepers from France, sit atop their armoured personnel carrier in the outskirts of the southern port city of Tyre, Lebanon,  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

The cease fire in Lebanon has begun the war of propaganda and disinformation while Condoleezza Rice proclaims a vast defeat for Syria and Iran:

The implementation of Resolution 1701… is a defeat for those who wish to undermine these principles with violence, particularly the governments of Syria and Iran.

Sheik Hassan Nasrallah proclaims victory for the Islamic world, announcing an “unlimited budget” from Iran:

“Completing the victory can come with reconstruction. Today is the day to keep up our promises. All our brothers will be in your service starting tomorrow.”

It’s time to send Karl Rove to the Middle East.