sh wrote: We flailed out wildly in all directions in the hope (already proven false after a lengthy try on the same terrain, with the same enemy) of making an impression. Actually, in the first Lebanon War we succeeded in driving the PLO out of Lebanon all the way to Tunis. Sharon then failed in his bid along with Alexander Haig to install an Israel-friendly Christian government in Beirut. Ironically, the PLO having been exiled to Tunis by Sharon was the political capital that Rabin cashed in for the failed Oslo Accord. So limited military aims can be accomplished by the IDF, even in Lebanon. It's the political eschelon, with their vain egotistical dreams of "historical legacy" that screws it up time and again.
U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad (Reuters)
from the article: With such a left, who needs a right?