If one peruses carefully the op-eds by Marcus, his hypocracy becomes apparent. He egged on the IDF to 'teach Hizballah a lesson"!. Now that it takes, and not surprisingly, time and lives to 'clean' Southern Lebanon of the Hizballah and their rockets he shamelessly berates the IDF. If the IDF has become fat, lazy and complacent as he avers, then it did not happen 2 weeks ago. The process has taken years and he should have known it and alerted his readers to such ominous develoment. Truth is that it is the occupation which had degraded the Savvy of the IDF ,turning it into a police force and an oppressor instead of concentrating on the next confrontation. The political echelon in Israel is to blame as well for not telling the IDF to shape up. The IDF should take orders from the DOD and the civilian government not the other way arond.
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