Gamblers, beware


Ynet’s Nahum Barnea warns of the dangers of Israel’s going too long or too far:

The trap here is that the more Israel expands the ground operation, the more exposed its soldiers become, and casualties immediately affect the sense of victory. This is what Barak was talking about on the eve of the operation when he discussed cost versus benefit considerations. …

Addicted gamblers are said not to know when to stop. When things are going well for them, they continue to gamble, and when things are not going too well, they most certainly continue to gamble. I certainly hope that our three top ministers are completely immune to this weakness. The current stage in the ground assault must be fully utilized, and then completed. As to the next stages, they would do well to engage in a great deal thinking before reaching decisions that are difficult to reverse.

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