From the NYP:
by Ralph Peters
ISRAELI ground troops have gone into Gaza. But can they rip out Hamas before international Israel-haters save the terror machine?
To provide its citizens even with temporary safety, Israel had no choice but to face a ground campaign’s risks to its soldiers and the inevitable global criticism.
To provide security that might be measured in years, rather than weeks or months, Israel has to shatter Hamas, slaying enough rank-and-file terrorists to break their grip on Gaza’s population. Above all, it’s essential to kill the terrorist leaders. (Israel’s worst blunder so far was not taking them out in the first wave of strikes, before they could go into hiding.) (more…)