"Who would have believed that a guerrilla organization with a few hundred regular fighters.. could paralyze half a country.. I believe that Israel is fighting a no-choice war that we must do everything possible to win." - IDF The political echelon is supposed to evaluate both diplomatic and military aspects, and then decide on the way to go given the threat. Marcus was one of the leading voices in favor of the war (his imaginary "no-choice war"). Instead of asking for forgiveness, he blames the military. As in Iraq, leading supporting journalists blame the military for "criminal incompetence"! The military has to be prepared for the next war. But it is also limited by the technology it has or can develop. What means are there to stop Katyusha rockets? We see what they are: getting into a ground operation to destroy them on the ground, not in air. The Israeli leadership failed to assess the danger of rockets, which the military no doubt described to it (if asked). Blame Olmert.
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from the article: Firepower versus brainpower