The various “world bleeders” scramble to their bully pulpits to proclaim victory after a month of senseless destruction in Lebanon and Israel. Here’s the list of people claiming victory on behalf of one side or the other:
President George W. Bush said Hezbollah guerillas suffered a defeat at the hands of Israel and he blamed the guerrilla group for the devastation. "There's going to be a new power in the south of Lebanon"
Prime Minister Olmert claimed success, saying the offensive eliminated the "state within a state" run by Hezbollah group and restored Lebanon's sovereignty in the south.
Hezbollah Leader Sheik Nasrallah claimed a "strategic, historic victory."
Over 1 million displaced, nearly 1,000 killed, damage in the major billions…who could declare this a success and still look in the mirror? Yep, only a World Bleeder.