Peretz's fellow Laborites such as Isaac Hertzog,Fouad Ben-Eliezer,etc. whole-heartedly supporting this summer's war till those miserable last few days of the war? There shouldn't be a scapegoat when the majority of Israelis (and world Jewry) supported the degree of retaliation to the Hezbollah attack & kidnapping. The Winograd Commission can't single-out hyper Peretz just because he was Minister of Defense. If he goes, the whole Kadima gov't goes. Then what's accomplished...back to zero? Labour would break the coalition which was created in order to establish a comprehensive Middle East peace agreement - Peretz's central agenda... unlike some other players. Yes, this 34 day war, was a major diversion to the path of peace, but it could have lasted much, much longer, more severe, with greater casualities on both sides, and in the end, most positively, international forces are present. All wars are a mistake when diplomacy fails, in the words of a good stateman, Shimon Peres.
Assailant behind Ashkelon stabbing attack succumbs to wounds (Haaretz)
from the article: Peretz: no better, no worse