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    • Shepherd
    • 21.09.07 | 16:43 (IST)

    In the position of Defense Minister Barak has found his calling. As a former soldier, and statesman. hes done a good job. But Defense Minister is going to be his calling. What is so important is, He has stated the main rules to Olmert. The most important is Olmert does not meddle in the IDF. The 2nd is meetings of senior officers with Olmert must be approved by Barak, The way he controls military ideas and assessments is very good. No more politicians trying to influence the IDF once an operation is underway. This allows the IDF to go full power without the hesitation that politicians bring to the table. Barak must have learned from the USA Vietnam experience and Iraq that politicians make lousy Commanders in the field. In the Next ELECTION Barak should be allowed to stay in the position that best suits him and thats Defense minister. Netanyahu could find no better to hold that position and I believe both would make a good team once egos were put aside.

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    First published 00:00 21.09.07 | Last updated 00:00 21.09.07
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