Israel should be terribly embarrassed - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 29.11.10 | 16:48 (IST)

    "A 2009 American government cable released Sunday by the WikiLeaks website quotes Defense Minister Ehud Barak as telling visiting American officials that a strike on Iran's nuclear facilities was viable until the end of 2010, but after that "any military solution would result in unacceptable collateral damage"... Meanwhile, another cable shows that a 2009 claim by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Iran was months away from achieving military nuclear capability was dismissed by the Americans as a ploy..." - Haaretz// It is clear to the US today, as was previously clear about Netanyahu, that Israel gives intelligence assessments based on the desire to manipulate US policy, not based on reality. This is bad, because Israeli official opinions can no longer be taken seriously. This is a real embarrassment, not the trivial one that comes when some difference between private and public opinions are exposed, because citizens know that they don't get the unvarnished truth, and for good reasons, but they expect that state officials conduct themselves according to the reality of the situation.

    from the article: WikiLeaks fiasco doesn't embarrass Israel one bit
    First published 03:35 29.11.10 | Last updated 03:35 29.11.10
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