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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Comrade Peretz finds a goal

Defenseless soon to be ex-'defense minister' Amir Comrade Peretz (who, by the way, is going to endorse Ami Ayalon this evening, as I predicted he would) found religion today and said that Israel really did have a goal in Lebanon last summer. It's actually a sensible goal, but unfortunately, no one was told about it until now:
Israel ignored events in Lebanon for too long, and the Second Lebanon War was meant to break that policy and restore Israel's power of deterrence, Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Sunday.

Peretz said that it was possible to find fault with Israel's extended presence in Lebanon and its hasty withdrawal, but not with the soldiers' heroism.
And what brought about Comrade Peretz's epiphany? It's quite simple: the 'hasty withdrawal' from Lebanon was led by none other than Ehud Barak, who is Ayalon's opponent in the Labor primary runoff....

Update 8:25 PM

Peretz has officially endorsed Ayalon.
Outgoing Labor Party chairman Amir Peretz announced his support for MK Ami Ayalon in the June 12 Labor runoff at a political rally of the Peretz camp on Sunday night at Labor's Tel Aviv headquarters.

"We want a real partnership," Peretz announced.

After his speech, Peretz told Channel 2 that he and Ayalon had a "base for long-term cooperation."

When asked to respond to certain statements from the camp of former prime minister Ehud Barak, Peretz said he refused to be drawn into "mutual recriminations."
I wonder what portfolio that 'real partnership' includes....


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