Posted by Brad @ 1:35 pm on April 30th 2007

The Olmert Report

Sully flags the official report on the Israeli prime minister’s handling of the war in Lebanon, and notes the obvious parallel, which I’ll leave unspoken:

“The prime minister made up his mind hastily, despite the fact that no detailed military plan was submitted to him and without asking for one,” the report said. “He made his decision without systematic consultation with others, especially outside the IDF, despite not having experience in external-political and military affairs.”

Olmert was also censured for failing to “adapt his plans once it became clear that the assumptions and expectations of Israel’s actions were not realistic and were not materializing.”

“All of these,” the report said, “add up to a serious failure in exercising judgment, responsibility and prudence.”

UPDATE: For a much more in depth analysis of the political conditions surrounding the report, Captain’s Quarters has an excellent post on the subject. Morrisey’s conclusion is that Olmert won’t survive this, particularly when the more comprehensive report comes out in July. I tend to agree.

Got to hand it to the Israelis, though, from the perspective of swift navel-gazing (in the good way) and accountability.

1 Comment »

  1. Are you saying George Bush is a Jew?

    Comment by Yank Crank — 4/30/2007 @ 1:51 pm

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