I have to admit, there are few things I like about Israel and one of the things I like is the ability and courage of Israelis and the goverment to look at failures within the system and within the state. Such was the case of the commission appointed after the early failures of the 73 War, the War on Lebanon in 82 and the cold blooded murder of Palestinians in Sabra and Shatila and now the War on Lebanon II. On the Arab side, we never saw a full accounting of the failures in 48, 67, 73, the Iraq/Iran War, the Gulf War, the Second Intifada among others. When Arabs citizens and government will have the courage to look at failures and see what went wrong and more importantly to hold those responsibile for failures accountable for their deeds. One thing for sure, the Israeli leadership must be brought to criminal trials in ineternational courts for its War on Lebanon and the dropping of a million cluster bombs. Bush and Condy should also stand trial.
Suspected Islamist militants attack Mali UN base, several dead (Reuters)