The stated goal of disarming Hizbollah is only strategically possible if Israel accepts that it must deploy a bulk of its forces into southern Lebanon. This conclusion is apparently not popular in Israel, therefore the Olmert government has been hesitant to do this. Either this war is for the survival of Israel and thus every asset in the IDF's arsenal should be committed immeadiately; OR, Israel needs to find a diplomatic solution starting with an immeadiate ceasfire. This bombing campaign has been haphazard at best and has not bolstered Israel's international reputation. Making matters worse is that Hizbollah is still able to (after 3 weeks!)launch 80+ rockets Israeli cities daily! Israel's leaders need to put their money where their mouth is and prove why the IDF is the strongest military in the region or sue for peace. Whatever Israel's govenrment decides, I hope they make up their minds soon.
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from the article: ANALYSIS: Israel failing to give U.S. the military cards it needs