Israel announced today that it's close to ending its war in Gaza, possibly as early as this weekend. Just in time for the news to be swallowed by the Obamanauguration coverage saturation.

As predicted, wrapping up the war now will allow news of its aftermath and the inevitable tallying-up of the destruction wrought to be overshadowed by wall-to-wall coverage of Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, the child Obamas, the inaugural balls, the crazy DC traffic, the Obama move into the White House, the residual bitching of Bush staffers, the scramble for post-presidential interviews of various Bush officials, Obama's accomplishments on his first day in office, the Obama plan for the first 100 days, and the initiation of Congressional squabbling over the Obama agenda.

Good timing, PR-wise. For Israel. [Breitbart]