Only two questions remain: Israel's will and America's wisdom. Does Prime Minister Ehud Olmert have the courage to do what is so obviously necessary? And will Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's upcoming peace trip to the Middle East force a premature cease-fire that spares her the humiliation of coming home empty-handed but prevents precisely the kind of decisive military outcome that would secure the interests of Israel, Lebanon, the moderate Arabs and the West?
Jul 19, 2006
A golden opportunity
With world opinion against Hezbollah, Israel has a good chance at cleaning up Lebanon and giving it back to the Lebanese, says Charles Krauthammer.