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    • Michael
    • 04.09.06 | 02:27 (IDT)

    The question who won the war and who is the victor is losing its ground. In Olmert's logic terrorist Hamas lost the war so many times yet the problem remains. Leadership of the country should look to the ultiomate goal of securing peace for Israel. Many military PM's have done it before. Begin, Rabin, Barak, Sharon had a vision and worked towards it. And, of course, the first one was Ben Gurion. Israeli military force needs to be subject to the goal of eventual peace. That means subject to a process of negotiations. Then the tactical wars come to serve as "bargaining chips" in the diplomatic fight for peace. If Olmert does not accept that he is shortsighted as leader. Military dominance as solution of the crisis is not possible in this day and age. In my consideration it is ok that Hezbolla that thinks they won. This will create a feeling of standing up to Israel in terms of possible talks. If the process of negotiations has won that is the result of this compaign.

    from the article: Who's in the bunker?
    First published 00:00 03.09.06 | Last updated 00:00 03.09.06
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