Since when did a Junior Foreign and COmmonwealth Office Minister become an expert on COIN tactics? "They assumed that an airborne assault would probably draw down upon them less international criticism than if they tried to reorganise that territory and that's obviously my assessment of what was going on. "I thought it was the wrong tactics - not because of some notion of disproportionality, which I find a very difficult concept, but because I think it was not effective in reducing the ability of Hezbollah to survive. "And in the end of course... Hezbollah emerged stronger for it." extracted from this article Kim Howells on Israel/lebanon Classic case of a little bit of knowledge and bloody typical of the shambles we currently have running the country.