"Restraint following the second abduction would have been interpreted in the Middle East simply as outrageous weakness, and would have invited further challenges". It was also a diversion for Iran by their puppets on the day the Europeans were due to discuss Iranian nukes. The Arabs tried it on.They convinced themselves they won a glorious victory despite having achieved nothing other than 2 prisoners and 13000 infidels on Arab soil. The reality is that Israel has appointed an infantryman as Chief of staff who will put resources and training back into the ground troops.
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from the article: Was it a war of choice?