Whether the perceived failures of the IDF are real or not, the last thing that Israel should do is agree to leave Lebanon without an international force in place. It will legitimize claims by Hezbollah that it has won the war, however irrational such claims may be. Right now the only thing we have to show for our efforts are pictures of dead Hezbollah militants -- THESE SHOULD BE FLASHED ACROSS THE WORLD -- and our boots on the ground in Lebanon, something our soldiers have fought so hard for.
U.S. House Speaker Boehner brushes off call for his ouster (Reuters)
from the article: ANALYSIS: Wider assault needed to head off war of attrition