June 28, 2006
Israel destroys bridges and a power station in Gaza in an effort to get their soldier back. Prime Minister Olmert said that Israel is ready to take extreme steps (I love that destroying bridges and cutting off power is not seen as extreme) to get their guy.
On Tuesday, as Palestinians tried to block roads with dirt mounds and barbed wire against any Israeli armored assault, their political factions completed a draft agreement aimed at a national unity government that could include an implicit recognition of Israel by Hamas.
The prospect of an invasion, threatened by Israel if Corporal Shalit was not released, seemed to have pushed the Palestinians toward agreement after months of internal fighting.
America should take a good look at Israeli actions and learn that the kid gloves treatment will never work. The terrorists in Iraq know we won’t scorch the earth to recover kidnapped Americans, lest we get an earful from the ‘international community’. Israel plain doesn’t care. I want to be more like them.