9/20/2002 06:37:00 AM
by Ocean Guy
What is the real message in Rumsfeld asking Israel not to respond? It is probably an unreasonable request. If the 'invavsion' is very quick, there may be a benefit to both us and Israel if they show some restraint. But, beyond a couple of days, I'm not sure it makes any difference in the way anyone sees things. How much more can the Arabs be incited against Israel? Not responding would simply be a sign of weakness which serves no purpose. I'll be looking for more discussion on this one. I had been under the assumption that Israel will certainly retaliate....