wars are fought for many reasons. in the case of cast lead, the goal was to diminish hamas as much as possible and thereby restore deterrence. there will not be peace with hamas for a very long time. those who think otherwise are deluded.
Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade: Stabber is Yishai Shlissel, the 2005 parade attacker (Haaretz)
from the article: IDF chief: Gaza war against Hamas was an 'excellent' operation