The Israeli Cabinet has given the green light
for the IDF to advance to the Litani. The reason given is that not enough diplomatic progress has been made. At the same time, they have decided that if progress is made, then the IDF will once again been stopped.
Napoleon once said "If you start to take Vienna, take Vienna". PM Olmert and co. should have been reminded of this maxim before beginning this war. Unfortunately, Israel at this point does not have the leadership to be able to take a decision and carry it through to its necessary conclusion. Uri Dan writes about
this leadership vacuum and concludes:
I have this to say to the government: If you do not bomb Hizbullah to kingdom come now, you will have lost the right to blame the allies of World War II for not bombing Auschwitz.