A thought on the appropriateness of Israel's self-defence measures as the campaign to neutralize the Hamas terrorist machinery moves into ground-campaign mode tonight.
"Those who scream 'disproportionate' think - grotesquely - that not enough Israelis have been killed. If anything has been 'disproportionate,' it's been Israel's refusal to take action during the years when its southern citizens have been terrorized by rockets and other missiles raining down on them from Gaza. No other country in the world would have sat on its hands for so long in such circumstances."Melanie Phillips, The Spectator