Israel Approves Reserve Call-Up, Fueling Talk of Ground Attack
Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Israel expanded its bombing campaign in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and authorized the call-up of 7,000 army reservists, raising speculation about a possible ground invasion of the coastal enclave.
“This will be a long, difficult and painful operation,” Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told ministers in Jerusalem yesterday, Cabinet Secretary Oved Yehezkel said before the call-up was approved by a committee of parliament.
Yeah, well, it's always painful.
For those actually doing the fighting and dying, that is. Never for the Prime Ministers. Or Presidents. Or Congresscritters.