Bolton Defends Israel's War on Hizbullah

[AP/FOX News] Barry Schweid - Former UN Ambassador John Bolton on Thursday defended Israel's war with the Hizbullah militia in Lebanon last summer as legitimate and one that had the support of several Arab countries as well as the U.S. "We did not try and shape Israel's strategic objective, but we would not have opposed Israel's decision to eliminate Hizbullah," Bolton said. The fighting was touched off by Hizbullah's slaying of three Israeli soldiers and capture of two others, who are still held. Israel destroyed a significant part of Hizbullah's capacity in the war, but in the aftermath, a UN arms embargo has not been enforced and Hizbullah has been able to rearm, Bolton said.

2007-03-23 01:00:00

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