This, in a nutshell is the best analysis I've seen so far of the political difficulties at the start of the war through the first three weeks. Obviously the cluster bombs were an attempt to hit the hidden rocket launchers, not to blanket the ground with unexploded bomblets. So that was a big mistake because it didn't work. The mad rush to the Litani in the last day was another mistake. It came too late and it wasn't adequately planned. IDF's fault again. Finally, starting the war as a limited 5 day excursion mostly by air power went sour when the Army wanted to get into the game but wasn't trained supplied and ready. I fear the finger keeps pointing back to the military, not Olmert. In reality, Israel is incapable of criticizing its military, so Olmert is something of a scapegoat in all this.
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