HandsomeSandwich wrote:Saddat offered a complete peace treaty with no conditions
After trying to destroy the country and then realising "holy ****, they're going to win".
HandsomeSandwich wrote:Israel rejected this - making it, again, a war Israel voluntarily engaged in.
Just because someone says that they give up doesn't mean they're not going to whack you in the back of the head with a plank of wood the moment you turn around. You ensure that they no longer have the means or motivation to try again. Stopping an invasion intent on taking your land then going and taking some of theirs while wiping out or routing every military unit in your way achieves this. Stopping an invasion then watering your garden does not.
If someone tried to punch me, I'd break their arm to ensure that it is some time that they could give it another crack, and the memory of that pain and the likelyhood of it happening again would give them second thoughts. Same principle.
Another example is the war between Russia and Georgia in South Ossetia. Russia didn't just stop at the border, an invisible line offers no protection, they kept on clearing to create a buffer before withdrawing.