Olmert and Peretz waiting for the 15,000 Lebanese Army troopers is akin to the french waiting for the Girl Guides Association of Thailand to occupy a buffer zone at Dien Bien Phu. They were waiting for Godot too. If Israel (in a suicidal moment) estimates that it will take 30,000 to hold the area up to the Litani what will the Lebanese army do, play dominos with the Hez and the UN to keep them distracted for the next 5 years? (at which point 100,000 may be necessary to stop the inevitable). That odor that you barely smell now ... it's the future smoldering ruins of Tel Aviv! And the ONLY ones that will fight for Israel IS ISRAEL! To depend on a Texas oil soaked cowboy who belives that Islam is a religion of peace and that Islamofacists can be housetrained by democratizing them is foolhardy in the extreem. Let me know if Godot ever shows up.
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from the article: Cabinet to meet over expansion of ground operations