The other day Nasrallah said that he expected a couple of days air attack on some targets, after which it would all come to an end, no big war. That would have been along the lines of past responses. You can't let a kidnap go without punishment, it should not be undertaken too lightly. I believe you and I expressed exactly such views, and Sharon would have said the same thing. Too bad the Israeli novices couldn't see the obvious. We are now after the war. Prisoners' exchange will have to take place. The Israeli public will not tolerate forgetting the soldiers. As you say, the whole fiasco was a "shame".
U.S. judge blocks extradition of Russian to Poland over Nazi looted art (Reuters)