"American policy is friendly to the neutral, neutral to the enemy and deadly to the friend". Just look at the disaster that American policy has brought to Iraq, Afghanistan, now Pakistan, etc. And nothing will change as long as the USA will unswervingly and blindly support Israel. So what if relations with Lebanon will suffer? They imposed already the international tribunal which is a scandal in itself.
Report: Palestinian, 18, killed in clashes with IDF in West Bank (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S.: Relations with Lebanon will suffer if Hezbollah takes leadership