In regards to this first phase of Israel's war against terrorism, I quote the words of Binyamin Netanyahu, who, of all people, seems to have the most realistic ideas about the "cease fire" deal and it's consquences:
Opposition leader MK Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) told the Knesset plenum that "Unfortunately, there will be another round [in this war] because the government's just demands weren't met" by the cease-fire agreement that went into effect Monday morning.
"The [kidnapped] soldiers weren't returned home, the Hizbullah was not disarmed … Right now, we are [merely] in an interim period between wars," Netanyahu warned. "And there is no one who will prevent our enemies from rearmed and preparing for the next round."
"We were a responsible opposition," Netanyahu said. "We aided in every way, including in the media war." But "our public duty is to tell the truth, because unfortunately there will be another round."
Netanyahu warned that "We were living in a coma, and received an alarm warning telling us to return to reality as it is, and to return to ourselves and to those values that will secure our existence in the future."
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This blog winds up my coverage of the current Israeli war... for more excellent coverage, visit the Jeruslam Post, Pajamas Media, and the Counterterrorism Blog, all of which are listed on my blogroll on the righthand sidebar.