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Let Israel finish off Hezbullah, let Lebanon have control of their country back, and do the U.S. a big favor in the process.
Some 1,000 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and 157 Israelis, 114 of them soldiers, have died in the 34-day conflict.
Originally posted by Jakomo
Israel's new PM is going to be run out of office over this, mark my words. He was actually heckled during his speech by some MPs today. There's growing dissent because this is an abject failure. Not only has Israel NOT made itself safer, it has actually put itself at greater risk.
The Israeli population wanted Hizbollah put out of their misery regardless of civilian damage.
Many Israelis feel they have no choice but to strike hard at Hezbollah. They believe that at stake is the very survival of the state of Israel.
But there are signs that cracks are beginning to appear in the consensus.
The Yedioth Aronoth poll says 64% of Israelis (71% of Jewish respondents) support sending troops deeper into Lebanon, up to the Litani River.
But another poll in the more leftwing Haaretz newspaper suggests that only 39% of Israelis are in favour of an expanded ground offensive.