Then-Deputy Secretary of State Armitage’s famous description of Hezbollah is a cautionary tale for those who argue either that terrorism never works or that it is an irredeemably failed strategy. Not only has Hezbollah not been taken down, but to the contrary it is today the most politically powerful party in Lebanon. With formidable parliamentary representation, a rock solid constituency that extends even beyond its core Lebanese Shi’a base, and the new-found legitimacy provided militarily by its performance in the 2006 Second Lebanon War and politically by developments like the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s decision to open discussions with its political wing——Hezbollah provides an example of how a terrorist movement can effectively transform itself from an international pariah to a respected political powerhouse.

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