So it boils down to saving face by erasing Lebanese villagaes off the face of the earth turning their inhabitants into displaced people. Whatever the outcome, in worlds opinion and the Arab street Hizballah is already a winner if only for having stood up to the mighty IDF for 3 whole weeks. The damage to Israel's and its IDF image had been done and fighting for several more days will not soften the blow nor erase the blot.
Jerusalem high-schools to strike Thursday in protest of security arrangements (Haaretz)
from the article: ANALYSIS: Giving the war an image of victory, not a draw