I do not think one can blame Barak for trying to get some peace initiative going. That he was wrong is no excuse to direct blame. Every possible effort must be made to get a peaceful solution to this entractable problem. Hizballah does not represent all Moslems. Their irrational action has been condemned by Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt. Israel should cultivate contact with the Sunni elements who have less love for Hizballah than Israel does . I feel sorrow for the Lebanese civilians who got the wrong end of the stick through no fault of theirs.
from the article: They fell asleep at the wheel