Things are heating up in Gaza. The IDF went in last night to start a large operation there, the largest one since Gilad Shalit was kidnapped. So far they have killed four and wounded at least 11 other terrorists. The operation is said to be to prevent Kassam launchings (yes, they are still launching rockets at Sderot and the western Negev) and to uncover and destroy tunnels from Egypt, where the terrorists are smuggling huge amounts of weapons.
The only problem is that our wimpy Defense Minister is holding them back. The IDF has stated clearly that they want to permanently take over the Philadelphi route (a strip of territory at Gaza/Egyptian border), but Amir Peretz is balking. Peretz, a dove from the Labor Party, should never have been given the position. He is obviously not right for the job, as he proved during the Lebanon war this summer. The only reason he is there was to prevent him from having the Finance portfolio. With his background as Histadrut Union leader and the constant strikes that he called, it was thought that he would cause less damage running the army than running the country's budget.
Which just goes to show that even the lesser of two evils is evil enough.