Arrogance, of course. Any blunder is caused by an Israeli not insisting on *this* or *that*. As if Israel simply has to DEMAND something and it will happen; something didn't happen? Then obviously an Israeli is at fault for not DEMANDING it at the time. Yoram: "The war if anything was a product of the indulgence of past Israeli governments, starting with Ehud Barak`s withdrawal from Lebanon with no safeguards for Israel in place, to exercize deterrence." How about the fact that the IDF *scrambled* out of Lebanon in 2000, Yoram. Couldn't vacate the place quick enough, because it had had enough of the casualties it was taking. No safeguards in place? That's because the IDF was RUNNING AWAY, Yoram. Barak was hardly in a position to DEMAND safeguards when his army was scuttling away like a frightened rabble. Don't blame Barak. Blame the idiot who decided in 1982 that invading Lebanon was a good idea.
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