Olmert: As good as It gets.... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • David
    • 15.08.06 | 00:40 (IDT)

    Firing Olmert ? To be replaced by .. who ?. Like or not Olmert is a fair representative of the Israeli nation. His hesitation, mistakes, emotional rather than analyitical decisions, unrealistic expectations and lack of caution are the same the Israeli people are showing as a whole. Olmert's negligence on the strategic level by making the wrong war at the wrong time is but the same negligence of an IDF mechanized batallion commander ordering his Merkavas to advance up the slope of a Lebanese valley just to become slowly-moving pieces of steel that expose their soft underbellies to Hizbullah anti-tank weapons. The real trouble for Israel is that the basic strategic miscalculations of the political leadership were simply compounded rather than mitigated by a lousy tactical execution of the IDF. Israeli reality , from the outside, appears to be the beginning of a systemic and permanent decline

    from the article: Olmert should stay
    First published 00:00 14.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 14.08.06
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