- Feb 12, 2005
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
I don’t think Hezbollah can be trusted any more than any other terrorist group. Would it be a good move to give them political status?
SourceApr 10, 4:48 PM (ET)
By DONNA ABU-NASR
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - As its Syrian backers leave Lebanon, Hezbollah is seeking to transform its image domestically and in the West - from guerrilla group condemned as terrorist by the United States to political party respected for playing a serious, productive role in Lebanese politics.
As part of this attempted makeover, Hezbollah sent a senior representative to a meeting in Beirut last month with American and British intellectuals, including former government and intelligence officials, to talk about the group, which Washington accuses of killing hundreds of Americans in terror attacks in the 1980s.