Thursday, August 24, 2006

Lebanese public opinion. IPSOS (a right-wing polling firm in Lebanon) released the results of a new survey in Lebanon. Among the findings: 65% of all Lebanese believe that Hizbullah emerged stronger from this war, while 14% believe it is weaker; 51% of Lebanese believe that Hizbullah won the war, while 47% believe that nobody won the war, and a mere 2% believe that Israeli won the war [especially with the "darling Israeli commando raid" that captured Hasan Dib Nasrallah]; and 91% of Lebanese believe that Israelis are worse off from this war; and 44% of Lebanese believe that UNSC 1701 was in the interest of Lebanon and Israel, while 17% believe it is in the interest of Lebanon, and 28% believe that it is in the interest of Israel.