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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Spineless ex-general claims Israel can't hit Iran

Here's another loser from the 2006 Second Lebanon War. Maybe Amir Comrade Peretz will have something to say about the IDF this week too.

For those who don't recognize him, the man in the picture is Dan Halutz, the IDF Chief of Staff who resigned in disgrace after the Winograd Commission report came out criticizing his (lack of) performance in the Second Lebanon War. I suppose we should be grateful - at least he resigned. Peretz dragged things out for months, while Ehud Olmert, who was also criticized by Wiongrad, was forced out due to his theft of public funds more than two years after the report came out.

Halutz has told Reuters that he 'doubts' that Israel has the power to hit Iran.
Asked in a television interview about Israeli leaders' vows to "take care" of the perceived threat, ex-general Dan Halutz, who stepped down as armed forces chief in 2007, said: "We are taking upon ourselves a task that is bigger than us."

"I think that the State of Israel should not take it upon itself to be the flag-bearer of the entire Western world in the face of the Iranian threat," Halutz, whose previous military post was as air force commander, told Channel Two.

"I'm not some passer-by ... I've filled a few positions that give me a different level of information to the average person," he said without elaborating.
That ought to do wonders for our deterrence capability.

Halutz apparently doesn't understand the idea that even delaying Iran is worthwhile because things can change. He also doesn't understand the possibility that it may take an Israeli attack to get anyone else to move. In other words, he has the same problem he had in 2006: He's not a leader. He has nothing of the legacy of Nachshon ben (the son of) Aminadav.

I'd love to know how he became the IDF Chief of Staff in the first place.

3 Comments:

At 7:31 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Dan Halutz is the stupidest person ever to become IDF Chief Of Staff. He bungled the Second Lebanon War, resulting in Israel first military defeat, a development that resulted in a well trained Hezbollah army being established on Israel's borders. He has no moral standing or military expertise to advise the Israeli government on what to do about Iran.

With his failures, he should just shut up. No one with any intelligence in Israel has respect for him.

 
At 9:01 PM, Blogger Chrysler 300M said...

we must not attack Iran, we must destroy their leaders. I am astonished why A┬┤djad was not attacked on his flight to NY or Caracas ?

 
At 10:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Israel have the naval and air force capacity to be able to take out irans military installations and their command and control in one attack?

 

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