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Reader comment on item: Israel's Strategic Incompetence in Gaza

Submitted by Harold Lubell (France), Jan 12, 2009 at 11:47

The headline of Pipes' article should have used the last line of the article. It should have read: "Israel's strategy lacks the imperative to win." Until reading the last line, I thought Pipes was arguing against the bloodiness of the current war, rather than the lack of an immediate response to the initial rocket barrages by Hamas. Pipes is a hawk but he messed up the thrust of his article with that... headline,

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Sorry to hear you were confused but my point was less to point to my preferred strategy (victory) and more to show the mistakes underlying the war against Hamas - thus the headline. Obviously, I said nothing about the war's bloodiness, so you had no grounds to assume that was my complaint.

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