Israel needs all the military power it can muster, but the use of force must be wise and cautious, and a last resort. Experience proves that Israel was severely burned every time it got trigger-happy. But the deliberate diplomatic freeze and our demonstrative readiness for war even today, along with the almost messianic longings for an "attack on Iran," shows that we have not yet been weaned from this old, bad habit.
Friday, June 08, 2012
I recommend reading today's editorial on the website of Haaretz (which, by the way, I think has not gotten any better or user-friendlier with all the recent changes). I'm afraid I have to subscribe to its conclusion:
Posted by Bert at 5:25 PM