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Diplomacy 101

Andy McCarthy reads about factional divisions within Hezbollah, reflecting in part differences in priorities between Syria and Iran, as well as tensions between Hezbollah’s desire for autonomy and its Iranian sponsors’ desire for tighter control, and then offers this pearl of wisdom:

I’m not sure this apparent dispute among our enemies about priorities makes a great deal of difference to us. Their entire agenda, after all, is nothing but trouble. But it’s interesting to see dissension in the ranks.

Sigh. I’m once again astounded by the contemporary world’s ability to make me nostalgic for Richard Nixon when people on the right understood that disputes between enemies most definitely made a difference.

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