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Thursday, January 31, 2008




Things that NEED to be Said

May 13, 2007

In his testimony before the Winograd Committee, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was asked why he told the Knesset he would not stop the war in Lebanon until it achieved its main objective - the return of the abducted soldiers - even when he knew it was impossible to carry out this mission.

Attorney-at-Law Olmert responded to the committee thus: "There are things that are said because they need to be said." He meant that not always does a person mean what he says. Sometimes he is driven by special considerations to take a stance, even if he does not support it in practice, or when he knows there is no chance of its being fulfilled.

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Haaretz
By Uzi Benziman

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I don't know what special considerations was Olmert driven by, but the very moment he said it... we lost the war.


January 31, 2008

Vinograd Report

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Furthermore, the fact that it took so long to decide on the ground operation meant that it only began once the diplomatic process leading to the August 14 cease-fire was close to fruition, leaving insufficient time for the army to achieve its war aims. Thus, "Israel did not win a diplomatic achievement as a result of a military one, but relied on a diplomatic achievement... to end the fighting." (!!! NB)

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The Jerusalem Post
Jan 30, 2008
By HERB KEINON

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