Thursday, March 12, 2009

Haaretz: Everyone Agrees that War in Gaza Was a Failure


"12/03/2009 Israeli daily Haaretz published on Thursday a report saying that all the Israeli officials agree on one point, it doesn’t matter whether the officials were leftists or rightists since they agree on one thing: Gaza war was a failure.

The report says, “The recent war in Gaza was a failure. The bon ton now is to list its flaws. Flip-floppers say its "achievements" were squandered; leftists say the war "should never have started" and rightists will say the war "should have lasted longer." But on this they all agree: It was a blunder.”

“Of course, the war's blunder was just as serious as its predecessors, but because we did more killing than being killed, because we caused more damage than we sustained, there's nothing deemed worthy of investigation.”

The Haaretz report continues, “It was all in vain: no progress made, no goal achieved, nothing. Deterrence wasn't reestablished, arms smuggling into Gaza was not stopped, Hamas was not weakened and abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit was not freed. On these facts we all agree.”......."

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