The people had given him unprecedented backing, from the left to the right, but he blew it all in one shot Tuesday night, leaving everyone scratching their collective head and asking, ”Why?
Is Netanyahu so clever that he knows that Hamas will not live up to the promise and Israel will finally get on the job with killing Amalek next time around?
Or perhaps the Obama administration has made it clear to him that the cost of not accepting the cease-fire would be a soft stance on Iran, or more problems with military aid, or support for Abbas in the United Nations?
Does the IDF have intelligence information that an intensive ground operation would have been a disaster for Israel?
Is Netanyahu getting Brownie points from the United States for another step to bolster the standing of Abbas by giving him the stepping stone to have his security forces guard the Gaza borders and then include an airport and deep sea port in his unending demands for a Palestinian Authority state?
Does the Prime Minister really think that Hamas is not going to end up with the upper hand in Gaza, with or without Abbas?
Is Netanyahu simply too weak to lead the country into victory?