The shame Mr. ben Avigdor - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 28.08.06 | 03:13 (IDT)

    The shame of all this is that in the end, Israel ended up back where it started when the soldiers were kidnapped. Many, many, uninvolved lives later, both Israel and other, we arrive at the begining. I do not think that Hamas or Hizbollah should not have been chastised. Rather they HAD to be chastised. The acts could not be unpunished, otherwise they would be rewarded by the inevitable. Nor could the soldiers be left to languish for the sake of their leader's careers. In a democracy there is loyalty down as well as up. So these two kidnappings SHOULD have been met with force. Force carefully meted out at the guilty. Only then then should the deal have been struck to free the hostages. All of the bombast and butchery have made things worse rather than better. Now the 'deal' will be a "victory." Which is a shame. A bloody, awful and unnecessary shame.

    from the article: Nasrallah: We wouldn't have snatched soldiers if we thought it would spark war
    First published 00:00 27.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 27.08.06
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