In the most upbeat news I’ve read all weekend, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has announce that Israel isn’t ready for a ceasefire…yet:

“I think it needs to be clear that Israel is not in a hurry to have a cease-fire before we reach a situation in which we can say that we achieved the central goals that we set down for ourselves,” Olmert said before Israel’s weekly Cabinet meeting. “This requires a ripening of the diplomatic process and a specific agreement regarding the formation of the force that will operate from the areas from which Israel was threatened in this period.”


Israeli officials have said they want to crush the Hezbollah guerrilla group that controls southern Lebanon or at least push it away from the border, which then would be patrolled by a sizable international peacekeeping force.

I hope that Olmert orders the IDF to annihilate Hezbollah’s terrorists and their supporters. In fact, I wish Israel wouldn’t have ‘half-stepped’ their military campaign. I wish they would’ve taken the opportunity to annihilate Hezbollah terrorists right from the start.

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Cross-posted at California Conservative

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