"Accepting the resolution would also make Hizbullah look like it wants peace, neutralizing the American propaganda advantage and adding to the enormous legitimacy and popular support that Hizbullah has gained as a result of the conflict. This would put the onus for any continued ground fighting squarely on the Israelis. If they tried to continue their ground offensive, Hizbullah could respond in kind or even resume the air war -- it would be entirely Nasrallah's choice.
Rejecting the resolution would certainly keep things simple and polarized -- much to Hizbullah's advantage. But it would also increase the risk that the organization's Syrian or Iranian sponsors, who have other interests and more to lose from a longer war, might eventually cut a deal with the Americans and/or the Israelis behind Nasrallah's back, forcing him to accept a ceasefire on less advantageous terms.
To sum up, accepting a ceasefire in place now would allow Hizbullah and Nasrallah to pocket some extremely valuable strategic and grand strategic advantages, and avoid a potential conflict of interest with their state sponsors, while leaving them with more tactical freedom of action than their American and Israeli enemies. Which is why I expect Nasrallah to take the deal eventually, although not without some elaborate posturing designed to create the impression he's doing the Americans and the Israelis a huge favor.
In the interests of peace, of course.
"Please note the distinction: If you are a designated terrorist organization with advanced weapons, you can participate in the "democratic" process and even be recognized as a legitimate combatant by the UN Security Council. But if you are a designated terrorist organization without advanced weapons, and you try to participate in the "democratic" process, you'll get thrown in the slammer. No UN Security Council resolutions for you.
I doubt the applicable lesson will be lost on other designated terrorist organizations and/or heroic resistance movements around the world."
"The Israeli public is beginning to turn on its political elite for its prosecution of the war and for its inability so far to stop the rockets. The Washington Post reveals that even in territories actually controlled by Israeli troops in Lebanon, the number of rocket launches is still 50% of what it would be were there no Israeli troops there. That admission is quite astonishing. So far the Israeli army can only cut the attacks from 200 to 100, even when it actually occupies the territory from which the attacks are coming! Some 38 percent of Israelis believe "no one" is winning this war. You can say that again."
"The difference between Ahmadinejad and Olmert is that the Iranian president is a blowhard. The one who had practical plans to wipe a country off the map was Olmert."