Excellent Article. While PM. Olmert made a number of significant mistakes, I do not want to jump on the bandwagon to malign him. The individual soldiers fought bravely as usual. Hezbollah has been degraded. Even the UN has recognized the need to disarm them. Had Israel done everything right it would have degraded Hezbollah by 75%(and not elimated them). It probably degraded them by 50%.The 25% differential to achieve a "better" result would have come at a much larger cost to Israelis and Lebanese civilians; and the end came would have been a political solution comparable to what was achieved. Israel could not sustain a continued assult on its citizens and economy. All and all, Israel did as well as could be expected.
- 11:18 PM
from the article: Olmert should stay