Reasons to destroy Hezballah
...I would say that Hezballah deserves every bit of what Israel is giving it and more. If Lebanon chooses to embrace Hezballah it will lead to further destruction for that country.
Besides the broader strategic goals of increasing stability, defeating Islamic fundamentalism and weakening the influence of Iran and Syria, the United States also had another reason to take on Hezbollah -- that is, to eliminate a terrorist group that had kidnaped and murdered hundreds of Americans. For those who may have forgotten, here is a partial list of Hezbollah's acts of war against the United States:
1982-1988 -- Hezbollah held David Dodge, acting president of the American University in Beirut, captive for a year; kidnaped and murdered Malcolm Kerr, a Lebanese-born American who was president of the American University of Beirut; abducted Jeremy Levin, Beirut bureau chief of CNN, who later escaped; held Rev. Benjamin Weir for 16 months; seized diplomat William Buckley and he was never heard from again; kidnaped Frank Reed, director of the American University in Beirut, and held him 44 months; held Joseph Cicippio, the acting comptroller at the American University in Beirut, for five years; and abducted and murdered Col. William Higgins, the American chief of the United Nations Truce Supervisory Organization.
April 18, 1983 -- A truck-bomb exploded in front of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 employees, including the CIA's Middle East director, and wounding 120.
Oct. 23, 1983 -- A truck loaded with a bomb crashed into the lobby of the U.S. Marines headquarters in Beirut, killing 241 soldiers and wounding 81.
April 12, 1984 -- Hezbollah bombed a restaurant near a U.S. Air Force base in Torrejon, Spain, killing 18 servicemen and wounding 83 people.
September 20, 1984 -- A suicide bomb attack on the U.S. Embassy in East Beirut killed 23 people and injured 21.
December 4, 1984 -- Hezbollah terrorists hijacked a Kuwait Airlines plane and murdered American passengers Charles Hegna and William Stanford.
June 14, 1985 -- Hezbollah members hijacked a TWA flight and murdered Robert Stethem, a U.S. Navy diver.
Most of these attacks were some time ago, so the United States is long overdue in bringing the perpetrators to justice.