In order to salvage something out of this Lebanon operation, Israel better occupy the security strip it talked about recently, and cleanse it out of Hizballah fighters and weapons. Without it, the international force will not come in to fight Hizballah (to say nothing of the fact that the Force will be led by the French). At least it would be possible to talk about some "accomplishment", pushing Hizballah away from the border such that it can no longer easily kidnap Israelis. (This may not even be true, but will be comforting to the public.) When Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, Sharon believed he could reach the goal of 40 km within 24-48 hours. One would think a serious invasion to take over the strip will only last a couple of days. There is time for it. P.S. After the war there will be the accounting to do. Appalled by the uselessness of this war resulting in missiles on cities, perehaps a State Commission of Inquiry will be established, like the one following Yom Kippur.
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from the article: ANALYSIS: Israel failing to give U.S. the military cards it needs
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