Maybe we depart from the wrong premise that he's a robot who calculates every word he says and does so with a purpose. These are politicians, but not secluded, high ranking intel chiefs, who may not be trained to briefings. He may just as well have fallen into a temptation to say how hard it was for the Mossad and how successful he was in leading it for eight years. The man is not a machine, even if he's the ex-Mossad chief.
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