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    • Cipora Julianna Kohn
    • 20.10.07 | 12:43 (IST)

    You should know by now that the real reason for going to war was to destroy the long and medium range rockets, and to degrade Hezbollah as much as possible. The war, in that sense was a pre-emptive war. An article was written on the subject a day or two ago in the NYT, by an airforce officer who has written a book on the Lebanon War II. I cannot recall his name, but he considers the war an important lesson for future generations. Regarding the exchange of our pow's for their people: if the government allows the families to have too much influence, too much access, then the swaps will not be conducted on national security grounds. A policy of sorts should be formulated, not a rigid one, that balances the national security considerations with the imperative of bringing all soldiers home.

    from the article: Not every kidnapped person is a prince
    First published 00:00 19.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 19.10.07
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