What a great pearls of wisdom: "Restraint following the second abduction would have been interpreted in the Middle East simply as outrageous weakness, and would have invited further challenges. " "This strategy involved a mistaken mix of defensive goals and defensive means, instead of defensive goals and offensive means, which would have been both wiser and justified." " When Israel opted to withdraw, the choice nominally included a built-in option for a future invasion." Built-in options for a future inavsion????????? Your enemies are right when they say that they can't trust you because in any 'suitable' time in long term future, you would invade your neighbours to 'restore' the borders of the so-called israel which existed thousands years ago.
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from the article: Was it a war of choice?