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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 08.08.06 | 02:41 (IDT)

    Olmert is authorizing total war against Lebanon. What is needed is undivided attention to Hizbollah. Weeks ago it was clear that ONLY rooting out Hizbollah and pushing them north of the Litani could stop the rockets. Olmert has wasted much effort punishing parts of Lebanon not connected with that problem. Now, as the movement of the IDF north is showing some results, Olmert wants to divert more effort to punishing Lebanon? The problem isn't saving his reputation. It isn't proving he need never admit a mistake. It isn't killing Lebanese to prove he can. The problem is rockets falling on Israel. There is NO connection between trashing Lebanon and stopping rockets. Killing Hizbollah and stopping rockets, yes. Pushing Hizbollah north of the Litani and stopping rockets, YES. Trash Lebanon? Why?

    from the article: Cabinet to meet over expansion of ground operations
    First published 00:00 07.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 07.08.06
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