Amir Peretz was ridiculed for one second looking into the binoculars when they were capped. His English was and probably still is one of the worse among our politicians. But taking away the credit that is due is low. Of course there were also others pushing for this project. Does that take away the credit due to him? We need to erect a statue for him. On the one hand the article wants to take the credit away from Amir Peretz and on the other hand still criticizing the cost of the system. I guess it is costly and for every grad or similar projectile that costs only hundreds of dollars we have to pay tens of thousands of dollars to shoot it down! So what? On the one hand we can have no Iron Dome and would probably have hundreds of causalties and on the other hand we spend so much much money and have less than 5 fatalities with the system. I would definitely want the latter. "American Tax payers'". A terminology used by Americans when they are against some kind of an expense or another. GOVERNMENTS ALWAYS SPEND TAXPAYERS MONEY TO PROTECT THEIR CITIZENS, BUILD NATIONAL PROJECTS, PROVE HEALTHS SERVICE AND YES TO IMPLEMENT GOVERNMENT POLICY. YES WHAT IS BILLION DOLLARS BETWEEN FRIENDS IF THAT SAVES HUNDREDS OF LIVES. In an indirect way Iron Dome is also protecting the Gazans! If we had many causalties as a result of a total lack of protection against the terrorists' missiles 100,000 troops would probably have already been there and fighting HAMAS and in the process possibly .causing high collateral damage.
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from the article: Iron Dome might save Amir Peretz's legacy, but it has many fathers