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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 08:39 AM
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Israeli support for war slips
Edited on Sun Aug-06-06 08:40 AM by TOJ
WP: "Israel's news media, intellectual elite and public are starting to question the judgment of the country's political and military leadership...."

This is after only a month of bloodshed. Why are our media still cheering the killing after 3 years?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

Edit: When you click on the WaPo link, check out the little mini-icon in the link bar. How appropos... :eyes:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 08:44 AM
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1. That's because Israelis have to live with this nightmare in their faces
Because of that, they're also more well-attuned to what's actually happening, as opposed to Americans who only see what the MSM spoon-feeds them.

If every single American had a son or daughter in Iraq, we would have been out of there in six months, just like Rummy promised.

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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 08:48 AM
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2. Then why didn't he call for more troops?
and WTF are we there for anyway? Halliburton?
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 12:04 PM
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4. The Israelis are NOT happy.
Amateur hour is over
Caroline Glick, THE JERUSALEM POST Aug. 4, 2006
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1154525803697&pagen...

The good news is that Israel has not lost the war. We can win. As the IDF's long awaited ground assault is demonstrating, on a tactical level, the IDF has been able to learn on the go, and learn well.

The bad news is that Israel's national leadership has so far managed to
take every political and strategic advantage that Israel has, and turn it into an impediment. Today, assuming Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will let us win, what three weeks ago could have been a rapid victory will now be costly and slow.

Regionally and internationally, the threats that Israel faces mount by the day. While all eyes are focused on Lebanon, Syria and Iran have both upped the ante. Diplomatically, Israel is a guppy swimming with the
sharks. And as the dangers mount, far from learning from their mistakes, Olmert, Defense Minister Amir Peretz, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen Dan Halutz have gone from acting like rookies to acting like amateurs.

And so, as the IDF marches on to an uncertain but still forward marching
trumpet, it is becoming increasingly clear that Israel's chief impediment
to victory is its government.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 02:11 PM
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5. Exactly.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 09:00 AM
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3. and that is why Condi/bolton are pushing so hard for UN vote.
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