As I wrote in the simplest language possible here, just because Peretz was caught holding "bag," doesn't mean that he created that awful situation. Olmert's guilty of agreeing, especially requesting, that dangerous "cease-fire agreement," but the people responsible, guilty of our lack of preparedness are those who were running the Defense Establishment these last six years, ever since Barak ordered the soldiers to flee. And foremost among those generals was Moshe Ya'alon.
His recent popularity has me very worried. According to the IMRA poll, which at this moment is not yet on its site:
Am I the only one asking why he was silent during his years as Chief of Staff? From 2002 to 2005, he was the one responsible for everything going on in the army. He is more responsible for the state of the IDF than Amir Peretz and Ehud Olmert. Ya'alon succeeded Shaul Mofaz, who has shown himself to be an extremely ambitious politician, switching parties and policies with ease!
Do you personally support the entrance of former
COS Bogie Yaalon into Israeli politics?
Don't know 20.4%
Among those who voted Likud, 88.2% support
Of the following who would you like to be defense
minister in the coming years?
Don't know 22.6%
Ya'alon is no innocent, when it comes to the question of who was the was supposed to be making sure that the IDF was ready for war! And as Chief of Staff from 2002 to 2005, he had to have known what Hizbollah was doing in Southern Lebanon. Ya'alon should be investigated, not considered as a savior.
Chodesh Tov and Shabbat Shalom