Abe, unlike most politicians, acts as if he has clear answers for Japan’s problems. And with Article 96, Japan may be willing to give him the power to try solving them without asking too many questions about what exactly he intends to do.
“War’s very object is victory, not prolonged indecision. In war there is no substitute for victory. It points to no single instance where this end has justified that means, where appeasement has led to more than a sham peace. Like blackmail, it lays the basis for new and successively greater demands until, as in blackmail, violence becomes the only other alternative.”