Iron Dome could get 'better'they can make it even better (Hat Tip: Sunlight).
Looking at the hundreds of interceptions of incoming rockets by Iron Dome batteries in the past few days over cities in the south and metropolitan Tel Aviv, [CEO Natan] Barak realizes that the system has saved many lives in both Israel and Gaza. "Gaza too should be pleased with the success of Iron Dome. Without it, the IDF would now be in the midst of a major ground operation and there would be many more Palestinian dead. We have not yet fully used the Iron Dome's capabilities, and these capabilities will be expanded and the percentage of interceptions will only go up," he concludes.Sorry, but I'd rather that it not get better, and I'd rather that we go into Gaza and resolve the issue.
It's great that Iron Dome stops incoming rockets. Unfortunately, what it also does is enable the political echelon to muddle through without reaching conclusions, leaving the residents of the south (and increasingly the rest of the country) relatively safe from missile hits but unable to go about their lives in a normal fashion.
And in the longer run, it enables the Obama administration (you didn't think they were financing it out of the goodness of their hearts, did you?) to use it as a lever to force Israel to give up territory to the 'Palestinians.' The Iron Dome has always been a project of the Left here, and not of the Right.
What could go wrong?
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