Look Israel was tasked with eliminating Hezbollah, the then US Soc (Rice) stood in a press conference in Israel and declared "We Shall Prevail", along with other nonsense about New ME. Israel wanted out of the ground battle but the US would not allow. Israel also totally failed its major objective, it failed the US, and that is why Israel must now thing long and hard over its next military venture... the days of cost-free destruction are over.
US rally shows support for ex-Marine held by Iran on spying charges (AP)
from the article: 'Syria helped Hezbollah amass some 40,000 missiles'