That great truce with Hamas lasted for an entire month. And it only lasted that long because Hamas took some serious damage in this round of fighting. But the rockets are back. And a truce with a terrorist group that stops trying to kill you only when it needs time to rearm is a stupid and senseless thing.
The moral virtue of such truces advocated by Obama is that they move the fighting off the front pages, but all that they really accomplish is to drag out the violence indefinitely.
Now Hamas, bolstered by its PR successes, has picked up enough support from its war with Israel to try and take over the West Bank and the rest of the Palestinian Authority. If it succeeds, then that’s another score for Obama’s truce.