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Defeat is defeat no matter how you try to pretty it up

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in response to reader comment: Too defeatist - there is sometimes a place for tactical withdrawal

Submitted by Kenneth S. Besig (Israel), Jun 11, 2006 at 02:29

You can call a rat a horse, a chicken a mouse, or cutting and running simply charging in the opposite direction, but no matter how clever you spin it, Israeli voters feel defeated and defeat is defeat. You know if it walks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck! Well, when the present Israeli political leadership says we are tired, we can't take anymore, and expels thousands of their own citizens from their homes and businesses as result of enemy violence, and the Israeli military leadership constantly cries out that it has no answer to Palestinian terrorism and then participates in the expulsion of those civilians and then itself cuts and runs, and then the Israeli voters elect these people to power, then the only conclusion I can come to is that most Israelis feel as if they have been beaten


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