Friday, April 16, 2010


In regard to reports that Syria has supplied Hezbollah in southern Lebanon with longer-ranged Scud missiles, this NRO writer asks:

Where was the U.N.? Isn’t UNIFIL supposed to prevent the rearming of Hezbollah? Wasn’t this the great diplomatic victory the Europeans (and, unfortunately, the Bush administration) won to end the 2006 Hezbollah–Israel war? How much money have we and the Europeans spent on UNIFIL? What has the U.N. actually accomplished?

Please, we could see UNIFIL failing long ago.

And indeed, it was obvious from the start that the name should have been UNIFAIL (or perhaps UNIFUTILE).