Pride gets in the way of sound decision making. Swallowing it seems like a great idea. The US doesn't support Israel because of being undefeated, the left supports Israel because there must be a Jewish state. There has to be a Jewish state, not for relgioius reasons, but because it's was proven to be necessary. This is one military defeat (sooner better than later), and one very big wake-up call, and one huge national debate on the qualities of leadership and the limits of miliitary power, and one really great opportunity to get everyone behind generous and healing compromise. Don't you think anyone would like to participate in such a democracy? That's the real strength of Israel!!
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from the article: ANALYSIS: Olmert must swallow his pride, adopt UN resolution