Saturday, July 22, 2006

Amos Oz Shoots Down the Doves

Good Sunday morning.

  • The Israeli invasion of Lebanon is proceeding apace, with few clear-sighted views to recommend. Here's one of them, by Gideon Levy in Haaretz, who writes: "The war that the IDF has now declared on Lebanon and before it on Gaza, will never be considered another "war of no choice." Let's save that debate from the historians. This is unequivocally a war of choice. The IDF absorbed two painful blows, which were particularly humiliating, and in their wake went into a war that is all about restoring its lost dignity, which on our side is called "restoring deterrent capabilities." Neither in Lebanon nor certainly in Gaza, can anyone formulate the real goals of the war, so nobody knows for sure what will be considered victory or an achievement." See the full column, "Operation Peace for the IDF"...

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