Comment: Cease-fire less impressive than the war's accomplishments
Now is not the time for politicians to start attacking each other to gain more headlines.
By MK EFFI EITAM (NU-NRP)
August 13, 2006 23:43
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Everyone knows that this cease-fire doesn't mean much. It is not a true accomplishment. It won't succeed in resolving anything substantial, because it does not disarm Hizbullah and it does not guarantee that our kidnapped soldiers are coming home.
The accomplishments of the cease-fire are truly less impressive than the real accomplishments of this war: We have struck a huge blow to the Hizbullah through our armed forces.
From the beginning of the war, we have stood more united behind the government than ever before. We have found support in the eyes of the whole world and we have stood united. This is not, by any means, the time to start fighting among ourselves. We need to concentrate now on two things: strengthening and supporting the IDF and the outlying communities.
On the backs of our great military and great citizens, we need to build our next steps.
On the political front, the time will come to raise grievances, but now is not that time. There are still thousands of soldiers fighting. We can't give Hizbullah and Syria and Iran a victory by going to pieces ourselves. I will ask my friends in the Knesset on Monday not to start internal fights. We need to stay united long enough to bring our soldiers back and repair the lives of people in the North.
I have problems with the way things have been handled, but I know that now is not the time to air my grievances. Now is not the time for politicians to start attacking each other to gain more headlines.