Hezbollah. What a frikkin’ tragedy. The warbloggers can rant all they want about Israel’s right to defend itself. But what matters in the end is who wins the war, not the battle. Israel will win the battle, but its scorched earth policy ensures that it will be mired in brutal warfare for a long time to come, perhaps forever. No matter how you slice it, Hezbollah wins, Israel loses. Just like our war on terror, which has ensured a thriving and self-replicating al Qaeda. No one ever learns.
Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.