Friedman addresses what Heard won't touch.
I still haven't fully forgiven Thomas Friedman for his cheerleading of the Iraq war followed by a "don't blame me" retraction when he was proven so glaringly wrong. I will forgive him someday, because it is my Christian duty, but Friedman doesn't make it easy!
Anyway, if his column is run in your local newspaper, I recommend reading "Not so Smart," his most recent. (If you are a subscriber to the NY Times, you can read it at, NYT Friedman page)
He fills in some of the gaps that Linda Heard refuses to address. His basic premise is that Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah and their backers are acting in their narrow self interest but, ultimately, are setting back the Arab world... even the Islamists who are likely to win if democracy is allowed to spread.