Friday, March 30, 2007

Cool, An 'Almost' Coup

At Ynet in English:

War was a catastrophe, top security officials told Olmert

In secret meeting held immediately after war in Lebanon, Mossad and Shin Bet chief demanded establishment of commission of inquiry, hinted former Chief of Staff Halutz must resign. Details of meeting published for first time in new book by journalists Ofer Shelah and Yoav Limor

The heads of Israel's main security organizations, the Mossad and the Shin Bet, harshly criticized the results of the Second Lebanon War during a meeting with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, calling it "a national catastrophe."

They also criticized the conduct of former IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz, hinting that he must resign.

...Dagan and the prime minister: The war was a national catastrophe and Israel suffered a critical blow."...The two demanded that the prime minister establish a serious and comprehensive commission of inquiry, which would probe the war failures.

Diskin also let the prime minister understand that if such a commission was not established, he would weigh his options.

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