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Submitted by John B (Spain), Jan 11, 2009 at 09:30

Congratulations on this article which, as a welcome relief from much hope-for-the-best variations of fudging the facts, which pass as current debate on this conflict, seems to be refreshingly honest and realistic.

Until the people of Israel deal with real issues and not vacuous optimism, they do not stand a chance. In fact they are doing themselves a serious dis-service and accomplishing their enemies goals for them. As you point out, Olmert said "we are tired of fighting" and that must not be forgotten. He thought he was within credible distance of being able to give up. The fact that the people of Israel challenged his approach for defeat does not mean that he has changed his mind.

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