Israel in the Second Iraq War: The Influence of Likud

Israel in the Second Iraq War: The Influence of Likud

Israel in the Second Iraq War: The Influence of Likud

Israel in the Second Iraq War: The Influence of Likud

Synopsis

Did Donald Rumsfeld model the Second Iraq War on Israel's 1996 invasion of southern Lebanon? The similarities are striking: the overwhelming air power, limited ground forces, targeted attacks on infrastructure and few safeguards against civilian casualties mirror the war strategy of Israel's Lukidist Party, which has played on increasing role in shaping Middle East policy in the United States since the Reagan era.
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