Of course Israel did not win. Winning was not even an objective of the Olmert regime. If Israel were to win in Lebanon and Gaza, it would mean retaking both. That would expose the utter idiocy and ideological bankrupcy of abandoning these lands in the first place! Olmert and his ilk know that. That is why they oppose retaking South Lebanon and Gaza. That is why they don't want to win. They simply want to reduce terror to a "tolerable" level. A "tolerable level" meaning that Tel Aviv has not been hit yet. The war was not about victory. IT was about "containment". For victory, we need proud nationalist leaders in power in Jerusalem. As long as Israel is lead by the likes of Olmert, victory is impossible.
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from the article: An Israeli defeat in Sderot