A truce is more than a cease-fire. The outrage of the Saudi Royal Court (spell that king) after Qana was such that the Bush administration could not ignore it. The House of Saud used the word "war" and connected it with a continuation of Israeli arrogance and agression. Soon after that became known, the Bush regime reached for the yellow and black striped lever that will eject them from the back seat of Olmert's F-16I. Today's "Arab News," nothing more than a propaganda arm of the House of Saud, had a biting criticism of Bush in it: http://www.arabnews.com/?page=7§ion=0&article=77136&d=30&m=7&y=2006 bush may be the 'decider" but I am certain he knows who has him by the short and OILly ones.
Iran's Khamenei bans all further negotiations with U.S. (Reuters)
from the article: ANALYSIS: Israel failing to give U.S. the military cards it needs