Well, no shit, Sherlock.
Frankly, I am not sure how seriously we can take the U.S. Plan to send a NATO or maybe an EU or maybe even a UN force to the Lebanese border where it can get shot at by both Hezbollah and the IDF. Condi Rice has kindly volunteered 10,000 Turkish and Egyptian troops for the job. No word on how eager they are to serve, but at this point I'd be interested in knowing what the Turkish/Egyptian expression for "fuck you" happens to be.
And Harper is now saying that Canada, too, would rather not.
This is probably not a plan but a "plan", something that's supposed to float out there and get sniped at and discussed while Bush and Olmert et al figure out how to get out of this mess.
A diversion, in other words.
Fox News claims that the real plan is that Israel has 10-14 days to get their licks in, and then Bush pulls the plug. I suspect that this is fairly close to the mark. I imagine the war ends with the IDF occupying a few square miles of Southern Lebanon, for all the good it will do them. Note how they are already surrounding the "Terror Capital" of Bint Jbeil. They've defined victory down so far that this rat's ass outpost is suddenly key to their campaign. Once they finally "liberate" the place, I doubt they'll be up for much more of a fight.
And so another stupid, stupid, neo-con war will come to a dissatisfactory conclusion.