In a democracy, the politicians decide, not the army or civil servants. The politicians have thus far decided not to bring Shalit home. Blaming the Army for not accomplishing what the politicians do not want done is not reasonable or logical. Olmert & Livni & Barak & Netanyahu & Lieberman are the ones who decided Shalit was not worth it.
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from the article: Ex-Shin Bet chief blames Ashkenazi over failure to free Shalit