Israel has no shortage of critics claiming that its conduct in its current war with Hamas is “disproportionate.” They’ll grudgingly admit that Hamas broke a ceasefire, slaughtered over a thousand Israeli civilians, and took dozens of hostages. Then, after implying that such behavior is to be expected from a supposedly oppressed people, they move on to say that the IDF has been far too harsh in its response, as if the point of a conflict is to ensure that body counts on both sides neatly balance out.
If a civilized nation chooses to fight a war, there’s no better objective than to ensure it doesn’t have to fight a particularly cruel, evil enemy again. There’s no safe or polite way to accomplish that end. As William T. Sherman said: “War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.” One can try to avoid civilian casualties, as the IDF surely does, but one can’t avoid them when one fights an enemy determined to hide behind women and children, as Hamas does….
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