Hezbollah is a very interesting organization. . . There is [sic] certainly the elements of Hezbollah that are truly a concern to us what they're doing. And what we need to do is to find ways to diminish their influence within the organization and to try to build up the more moderate elements.Brennan has a short memory. Hezbollah remains a bunch of Iran-backed terrorists committed to an Islamic Lebanon and a Palestinian Israel--and Jew-killing globally. They've kidnapped and killed Americans by the truckload (literally). Now armed with Iranian missiles, they have long been "fighting to eliminate [us]." Which is why the U.S. still designates the group a "terrorist organization".
The late humor columnist Art Buchwald once defined a "moderate" Iranian as one who ran out of bullets. Hezbollah won't disarm--and has no meaningful moderates. But that won't stop the Obama Administration from believing that closer ties with thugs promote peace.