The Commando Leader Strikes Again

With all due respect to the socioeconomic issues, and they do deserve respect, the fight for our lives takes precedence over our quality of life. That is why Barak's retirement is a headline affair. That is why the battle over the state budget always begins and ends with the defense budget.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak's announcement that he was retiring from politics caught everyone by surprise. Giant posters with his picture are still all...