Press briefing: For the first time White House Spokesman explicitly blames Hezbollah for using human shields

MR. SNOW: Well, having Hezbollah fire 300 rockets a day complicates things. I mean, the fact is the Israelis are responding to what they see as their military and domestic security needs. Obviously, you’ve got to find ways — it seems that the best way to security is to find a situation where Hezbollah stops using Lebanese citizens and civilian areas as staging grounds, and citizens as human shields and decides — as I said before, makes the choice to adopt a political, rather than a military, path, and decides that it will answer less to Iran than to the people of Lebanon.

For Immediate Release
Office of the White House Press Secretary
August 9, 2006
Press Briefing by Tony Snow

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