The Israeli Defense Force continues its march through Gaza. Causality figures continue to climb with little respite in sight. Today the President of Israel during an interview with George Stephanopoulos was quoted:
“Hamas needs a real and serious lesson. They are now getting it.”
Now perhaps Hamas did need a lesson… but not at the cost of nearly 3000 Palestinians dead and wounded. I honestly don’t see how this helps Israel’s overall goal of long term peace and prosperity in the region (Andrew Sullivan has an interesting take on events). The only outcome I see out of this is the galvanizing of Arab and Islamic peoples against Israel. For Israel’s sake I hope I’m wrong about that. For more coverage check here and here.