It may be only a short-term victory. The Israelis and the Americans have it in for Hezbollah. They are waiting for the excuse to strike again big, attempting to literally destroy Hezbollah and maybe regime change in Lebanon and/or Syria at the same time. But for the Hezbollah has won again. The Israeli cabinet has been debating and debating and debating over this issue. Sharon has put his own presige on the line. But Hezbollah so far remains firm. If only they had only been smart enough to demand that the Israelis let nuclear whistle blower Mordechai Vanunu out of prison as well -- now that really would have shown sophistication !