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Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Winograd Mega Market

Something for Everybody!



Yes, that's the
Winograd Report, a long, convoluted compositon of words in which almost all sectors in the Israeli political, military and civilian spheres can find something they agree with, and something they disagree with. Yes, a supermarket, a mega market, with an enormous variety of products in great and confusing quantities.

Personally, the thing that bothers me the most is the blame on the army, as if the army is independent of its political bosses.

Think about it:

  • Who provides the army with its budget?
  • Who decides on its goals and aims?
  • Who appoints its top commanders?

I can go on with those sorts of questions, but the answer is the same. It's The Israeli Government, Israeli politicians. So who is really responisble for the poor performance of the Army?

  • Ehud Olmert
  • Ehud Barak
  • Ariel Sharon
  • Shaul Mofaz
  • Amir Pertz
  • Shimon Peres
  • Tzachi Hanegbi and all of the many Israeli politicians who have been in positions of influence over the years...

As many people with more patience than I have continue to go over the report, more and more "peculiar statements" will be discovered in the report, showing how political and unreliable it really is, a snow job for sure. G-d's joke is to give us weather to match.

I'll start with the statement my husband found:

Israel must - politically and morally - seek peace with its neighbors
and make necessary compromises.

That was not what they were supposed to "judge." That's a politically ideological statement at odds with reality and many of us Israelis.

IMRA found something else which rankled them.

...32. ... At the same time, we also note that...We have not found that the political echelon was aware of the details of the fighting in real time, and we have not seen a discussion, in either the political or the military echelons, of the issue of stopping the military operation after the Security Council resolution was adopted"

The media here is ignoring the fact that Winograd Report condems the fact that the government, Olmert, Peretz etc hadn't a clue as to what was really happening.
That's why Olmert is happy. The media is protecting him.

The worst thing is that even though, according to the official government statements, Israel went to war to free Ehud, Eldad and Gilad,

they are still being held captive by the terrorists.

2 comments:

Yoni said...

The era of Winograd has finally come to a close, welcome to the era of Spinograd...in a few months' time Olmert will no doubt be awarded a prize for his diligent work in promoting the security of Israel. We must not let the spin-masters blind us with their irrelevancies!

Batya said...

I called it the Spin War.
Winograd is just a politician, spinning away.