That’s all there is thus far. Almost certainly he means it in the sense of “because the terrible Zionist aggressor used it as a pretext to punish the suffering people of blah blah.” But regrets is regrets.
Was there more to that “Israel won” theory than we thought?
Update: The full quote:
“We did not think, even 1 percent, that the capture would lead to a war at this time and of this magnitude. You ask me, if I had known on July 11 … that the operation would lead to such a war, would I do it? I say no, absolutely not,” he said in an interview with Lebanon’s New TV station.
Update: There might be one or, conceivably, two people who haven’t yet heard about this Weekly Standard blockbuster on UNIFIL yet. Special delivery just for you, slackers:
UNIFIL–the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, a nearly 2,000-man blue-helmet contingent that has been present on the Lebanon-Israel border since 1978–is officially neutral. Yet, throughout the recent war, it posted on its website for all to see precise information about the movements of Israeli Defense Forces soldiers and the nature of their weaponry and materiel, even specifying the placement of IDF safety structures within hours of their construction. New information was sometimes only 30 minutes old when it was posted, and never more than 24 hours old.
Meanwhile, UNIFIL posted not a single item of specific intelligence regarding Hezbollah forces.
Update: There was a report this morning in Al-Ahram that Israel had, stupidly, agreed to a prisoner exchange with Hezbollah for the return of the two Israeli soldiers who are still being held. Nasrallah has now confirmed it.