Something Israeli spokesmen keep telling me on the phone might inform us a little about what Israel is trying to achieve down in Gaza.
It goes like this: "Everyone thinks the war in Lebanon in 2006 was a disaster for us, and sure, we made mistakes! But look what's happened since? Hezbollah still hates us, but the northern border has been quiet for 2½ years. Well, that's what we want in Gaza too."
What they're saying is Israel's power of deterrence has been restored in the north, and the...Full Story