Proof that the U.S. and Israeli positions on Lebanon are hugely counterproductive:
(1) Hassan Hasrallah's popularity skyrockets over the Middle East.
(2) Hizballah, treated as pathetic Syrian puppets a short while ago, is now wildly popular in Lebanon. They have 87 percent support. Even among Christians, support is 80 percent. Even worse for the future, "8 percent of Lebanese feel the US supports Lebanon, down from 38 percent in January."
How stupid can the Bush administration be? No, wait, don't answer that...