When Hizbullah took the soldiers it provided a difficult problem.What should be the retribution? What happened to negotiations? And failing that or having a philosophy of not dealing with terrorists (Hizbullah is an independent militia not an army) What force is sufficient? Im sure all these questions have nothing to do with Halutz.He is to do with tactics not strategy. The answers are all political and it is for the PM,not Halutz,to set a strategy of dealing with the problem. The problem itself was difficult even for the PM.What is sufficient force? As the rockets were buried within the shiite community it brought up a huge problem. I dont envy those that have to make these decisions. The point is the boys are not back,we probably would have to give the same amount of prisoners as we did from before the war and so the decisions were bad.But it was Olmert and not Halutz that had to make THOSE choices.
Islamist militants attack African Union base in southern Somalia (Reuters)
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