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Israel investigates war 'mistakes'
Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 21 August 2006 | Peter Cave

Posted on 08/20/2006 5:34:08 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

An Israeli Cabinet meeting has authorised a commission of inquiry into the failures of the war with Hezbollah.

Defence Minister Amir Peretz says Israel will examine the mistakes it made during the month-long offensive.

A government official briefing reporters on the weekly Cabinet meeting quoted Mr Peretz as saying everything would be put on the table at the inquiry because it was a duty to prepare for the next round.

He said Israel would prevent the Lebanese Army from deploying within two kilometres of the border before the multinational peacekeeping force was in place.

The Lebanese Army has already deployed at several points along the border but a military spokeswoman later clarified the Minister's statement, saying he was referring to those border posts currently still under Israeli control.

Meanwhile, the Israeli military chief says the war was a victory, but not a knock-out.

General Dan Halutz told the meeting the Army would investigate everything that happened during the war.

"We have nothing to hide," he said.

The military chief has been under pressure in recent weeks, not only over his failure to effectively neutralise Hezbollah, but also for his decision to sell off his stock portfolio just hours before ordering the attack on Lebanon.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; aftermathanalysis; hezbollah; israel; lebanon; mistakes; terrorists; war
Israel's biggest mistake in Lebanon was accepting a ceasefire!!!
1 posted on 08/20/2006 5:34:08 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

It was Olmert worrying about casualties rather than overrunning everything south of the Litani the second the kidnappings happened.


2 posted on 08/20/2006 5:35:29 PM PDT by Crazieman (The Democratic Party: Culture of Treason)
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To: Aussie Dasher

DING DING DING! We have a winner! No more calls please!


3 posted on 08/20/2006 5:36:13 PM PDT by nhoward14
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With all due respect to all Jews and Israeli's, the biggest mistake is Prime Minister Olmert.

He had more of a spine dealing with Jewish teens than he did with the Arab Muslims.

COWARD!!

4 posted on 08/20/2006 5:42:12 PM PDT by mosquewatch.com (No Islam, Know Peace. www.mosquewatch.blogspot.com)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Israel's biggest mistake in Lebanon was accepting a ceasefire!!!

I think the biggest mistake was not going full bore at the start. Israel knows that the battle time will be limited and not attacking on the ground along with in the air wasted time.

5 posted on 08/20/2006 5:44:45 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Mistake #1: Electing leftists.


6 posted on 08/20/2006 5:48:07 PM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth

Mistake #2: Letting leftists investigate themselves.


7 posted on 08/20/2006 5:57:01 PM PDT by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Fighting a PC war, big mistake!


8 posted on 08/20/2006 6:03:17 PM PDT by ryan71
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Israel investigates war 'mistakes'

Electing Olmert as PM and letting his so-called Kadima party have any power was the biggest war mistake and that blame rests on all the Israeli's naive enough to elect them.

9 posted on 08/20/2006 6:06:32 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

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also Keywords 2006israelwar or WOT [War on Terror]

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10 posted on 08/20/2006 6:58:28 PM PDT by SJackson (The PilgrimsóDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

bump


11 posted on 08/20/2006 7:03:48 PM PDT by garbageseeker (Wars may be fought by weapons, but they are won by men.- General George Patton)
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To: Aussie Dasher

First was having a liberal leader.


12 posted on 08/20/2006 7:05:06 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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They lie. Upon my poor people they execute in justice and live spoiled and fat - like the cows of Bashan. They deprive widows of their homes and make orphans of children. Hear well, you leaders of Jerusalem - My God is coming to make an end of you and remove you from among of the Children Of Men. And He will purge of all your dross, filth and impurities so Jerusalem may once again be called "Righteous City."

( No more Olmert! No more Kadima! No more Oslo!)

13 posted on 08/20/2006 7:59:31 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: bmwcyle

second was a defense minister, Peretz, who was a union leader with scant military experience.


14 posted on 08/20/2006 11:11:55 PM PDT by dervish
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To: dervish

You are so right. We have been rocked to sleep by liberals in our press and our government. It is just like the days of Winston Churchill in the 1930's only on a bigger scale. We are told they Israel can not defend itself because it lost the PR war. What a bunch of crap.


15 posted on 08/21/2006 3:03:32 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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