A distinct motif runs through all these pronouncements about no war with Iran. It is the side swipes which Dago and Barak take at each other - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Rammer
    • 02.12.11 | 02:55 (IST)

    Dago is on the campaign trail, obviously with US approval. He cannot aspire to the premiership because of the 3-year limitation, but he can control the new government from the ministry of defense. Thus the verbal punches he has been trading with Barak. Dago’s main credential is not his opposition to war with Iran, though he has been talking about nothing else. In PSPA 101 they teach you that politicians never talk about what they have in mind. Dago’s main credential is his willingness to negotiate with the Palestinians on the basis of the Quartet guidelines, though he hardly ever raises that subject. The US wants these negotiations to proceed and come to a conclusion as soon as possible, because this is the only way to avoid the potential mess that will arise from Palestine’s joining the ICC. If Palestine uses the ICC to fight the settlements, many American companies and individuals involved in the West Bank land-theft will be barred from doing business in Europe, South America, and Africa, and may even be arrested if they set foot there. And this is only one of the distressing things which will befall American citizens. When will Netanyahu be shown the door is a matter of guesswork, but Livni’s visit to Abu Mazin suggests sooner than later. She hopes to head the government in which Dago would be at defense, and one way of getting that prize is to be anointed by Abu Mazin. Good luck Livni. I think when the time comes, Dago (always with White House backing) will experience no difficulty is bypassing the 3-year limitation. DAGO FOR PRIME MINISTER. (And if you think I kind of like Dago, you are dammed right I do).

    from the article: Former Mossad chief briefed comptroller about Iran strike plans
    First published 00:36 02.12.11 | Last updated 00:36 02.12.11
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