Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Lately, I’ve been getting close to a hundred emails a day. I’ve divided them into categories.
YAHOOOOO---well, I didn’t know that. My, my, my!
AHHHHHH-----family and friends.
VEY--------------hate mail since my blog.
FEH---------------no I don’t need Viagra and enough with the ice sculptures.

Today I got a YAHOOOOO.

Bibi's to blame
By Nehemia Shtrasler Haaretz 15 August 2006

It is slowly becoming clear who is really to blame for the failure. It's not
Dan Halutz, who promised to finish Hezbollah in two weeks only using the air
force. It's also not Ehud Olmert and Amir Peretz, who did not check the
army's plans, but arrogantly decided within an hour to embark on an all-out
war with unattainable aims.

The guilty party is one man, a major criminal: former finance minister
Benjamin Netanyahu. This is what those in Olmert's office and senior IDF
officers say. Netanyahu is the one who pressed for cuts in the army's
budget, and the fact is that the army did not provide suitable equipment to
reservists, nor food and water to the soldiers in Lebanon. R&D programs were
also stopped. Therefore, it is the slasher who's at fault, not the leaders
or generals.

Don’t worry. The article ends by saying:

In other words, there is money, lots of it. The only question is: where is
it being directed? Therefore, if the reservists were short on binoculars and
modern helmets, this is not a budgetary problem but a matter of priorities.
And if the army could not provide food and water to the soldiers in Lebanon,
this is also not a budgetary problem, but one of management and logistics.

But Netanyahu and the budget are a good excuse for a war that ended in
embarrassing defeat, where the gap between the aims and gains is huge.

My Daddy AH always told me, ‘Marallyn, remember, every time you point a finger at someone…you have three fingers pointing back at you.’

So we're left with three idiots...Olmert/Peretz/Halutz. You could have been Athos/Porthos/Aramis…and Bibi would have been your D’Artagnan.

But, instead you remain Larry, Moe and Curly.

Funny…I’m not laughing.

Have a great day…stay safe…and thanks for dropping in.


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