Saul Singer reports that Israel stands totally united behind the proposition that “Hezbollah must be utterly destroyed, regardless of what the international community thinks.” He writes:
There is wall-to-wall agreement in our dovish government, led by Kadima, which wants to continue unilateral withdrawals; and Labor, which flirts with the notion that a Palestinian partner still exists. Now the parties are of a single mind. . . .
Not a single mayor, or even a man-on-the-street can be found, even in the bomb shelters of our bombarded cities, who wants this war to stop a moment before the IDF has finished the job, and the threat from the north is permanently erased.
When a powerful nation stands together in this fashion behind a specific mission, the likelihood that the mission will succeed is high.