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    • James Murray
    • 05.08.10 | 12:20 (IDT)

    The IDF is maintained by legal statutes (such as the draft), is funded by the government, and executes such operations as are assigned by the government. No way is the government not responsible for what the IDF does —- unless, of course, the army is a renegade organization like Hezbolah, which, of course, it is not. The blunder here was political, not strategic, and above all not tactical. However, the Brigadier just might make Major General for this contrite attempt to let the government off the hook. Such self-deprecating penitence should not go unrewarded But neither should the government be permitted to glory in its faux innocence.

    from the article: Member of IDF panel probing Gaza flotilla raid: Army to blame, not government
    First published 02:37 05.08.10 | Last updated 02:37 05.08.10
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