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 over billboards in the campaign of the Atzmaut party - a party that will now apparently be wiped off the political map. It seems Barak gets his greatest enjoyment from surprising people, like he used to do in the Sayeret Matkal reconnaissance unit. If he is...
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