The neocons and Hezbollah
In 2003 Daniel Byman published a fascinating article about Hezbollah and Islamic terrorism in Foreign Affairs.
This passage in particular caught my eye:
It is hardly surprising, therefore, that many in the United States have argued that Hezbollah should be the next target in the war on terror. Shortly after September 11, a group of leading scholars, pundits, and former government officials, including William Kristol and Richard Perle, declared in an open letter to President Bush that "any war on terrorism must target Hezbollah" and urged that military action be considered against the movement's state sponsors, Syria and Iran. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage has warned of Hezbollah's lethality, noting that "Hezbollah may be the A team of terrorists," while "al Qaeda is actually the B team."
The article also makes a convincing case that neither a full-scale invasion, nor limited strikes against Hezbollah are likely to dislodge the group from Southern Lebanon.