"Once upon a time, Israeli public opinion classified a war as just if it was a war of necessity. Today, a war is just only if it is a sterile one with no casualties, or at least very few." - Shahar Ilan Nothing unusual about this. Works the same way in the US. A war of necessity, one to save the nation is quite a different thing than a war of choice to save or advance the careers of politicians and generals.
Peru forces rescue 54 adults and children held captive by Shining Path (AP)
from the article: Not dying in vain