US President George W. Bush acknowledged Friday that it could take time for the people of Lebanon and the world to view the war between Israel and Hizbullah as a loss for the terrorist group.
"The first reaction of course of Hizbullah and its supporters is to declare victory. I guess I would have done the same thing if I were them," Bush said after a meeting with his economic advisers.
"Sometimes it takes people awhile to come to the sober realization of what forces create stability and what don't," he said. "Hizbullah is a force of instability."