DQ again. Just read a news article with some good background on the current crisis. I’m not writing about the background, though, but about its assumptions as to the public’s reaction. It suggests that if Israeli civilians are killed they will “begin clamoring for a cease-fire.” But if Lebanese civilians begin to suffer hardships “people will begin to support Hizbullah against Israel again.” I’d believe the American public would call for a cease-fire and I suspect the author is right about the the Lebanese. But will Israelis really call for a cease-fire when they are attacked or will they, like the Lebanese, unite in support of their country?