And, for those who would hope that squashing Hizballah in order to make Lebanon safe for democracy, and for those who would some day imagine a form of amicability between Israel and a democratic Lebanon, for those who would hope that the Lebanese would blame Hizballah for all of their troubles and look upon the Israelis and the Americans as saviors of their budding democracy, for those who believe that we’re not only winning Iraqi hearts and minds right now but Lebanese hearts and minds, refer to the following quote by Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora (after 15-nation talks failed to reach an agreement on a plan to end the fighting –quoted in TIME):

Are we the children of a lesser god? Is an Israeli teardrop worth more than a drop of Lebanese blood?”