Barak almost blew the surprise...and it had to be delayed a couple days after he proclaimed it to the world with "I've" done this, and "I've" ordered that - and even giving the timeframe for it - and the Hamas leadership immediately went into deep hiding...LOL!!! Israel did manage to lure them back out of hiding with a flurry of damage control...and it did deliver its surprise...but certainly with NO thanks to Barak's ego and desire to take credit! Lying? Nope, I doubt it very much - it falls right into line with what is already known about Barak. If anyone's a liar, it's Barak. He who talks up a storm about peace and concessions - while never once heeding the directives of the High Court regarding the dismantling of outposts. Once I placed a bit of faith in him, but over time I've come to recognize him, and there's a very good reason that he looks like a weasel.
from the article: Yossi Verter / Hell hath no fury like an ousted prime minister