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    • Mark Black
    • 05.06.07 | 08:08 (IDT)

    The truth is coming out. The one person who dictated the war was Olmert. Olmert is a real "neighborhood bully". He thinks that he can achieve everything with exerting pressure and using force , because he is in the boss's chair. This was his philosophy when the Gaza settlements were dismatled, this was the same strategy and method's used in Amona and Olmert thought he would achieve the same with Lebanon. The justification and objectives of the war were totally legitimate. However , we know "Be smart don't be right" Halutz gave Olmert who knows nothing about security , the green light. Olmert didn't doubt him at all and was happy he had the ability to flex his muscles once again. However, here he made a mistake. The brutality and "bully tactics" he could use against Jewish settlers weren't sufficient against a prepared armed force. After the initial bombings and fatalities Olmert should have realized this. However his mania with power and control blinded his perception, and he fel

    from the article: National Security Council urged PM to end Lebanon war on 4th day
    First published 00:00 05.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.06.07
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