The Cabinet is absolutely right and what’s more, this is the same criticism levelled at Putin who is pussyfooting about and previously at the Bushes.
Easy to see why. At the turn of the century , John Arbuthnot Fisher wrote:
The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility.
It was a devil’s deal with Egypt and Sa-udi – you take out Hams for us and take the flak, we’ll look the other way. The better of two ways for Israel was to go in and occupy, annexe temporarily – for a year, say.
During that time, there’s an enormous military presence. They take their time, take out the tunnels and dumps, stop the rockets.
The worse reason which Nethanyahu pursued was, in a limited campaign with unknown limits and undefined quantities of targets:
1. To take out as many tunnels and dumps at they could;
2. To take out as many Hamas as possible whilst doing it.…