January 31, 2008

Lebanon operations analyzed by Israeli government

Israel’s 2006 war against Hezbollah in Lebanon was a "large and serious" failure, according to an Israeli government-appointed inquiry.

A lot of people say that Olmert is a war criminal, killing thousands of innocent people. So, I guess that Hezbollah’s "master mind" Nasralla is a saint, and the thousands of missiles shot on Israel didn't hurt anyone (yes, they killed innocent people).
At least Israel as the courage to critic itself, learns from its mistakes, and hopefully understands that war is not the solution for everything. Is the other side learning this too? Not really, but the opposite.

Israel, like all democracies, is airing its dirty laundry in public. It's not pleasant or pretty, but it is necessary if meaningful reform is to be achieved. This is not a sign of weakness, but rather confirmation that democracy, free speech, and accountability are alive and well in Israeli society. The same cannot be said for any other state in the Middle East.

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