The Spin Spectrum on the Winograd Report

       



   


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Commentary;

As usual, the grossly slanted Israeli msm puts a pro-Olmert, pro-regime spin on the Winograd Report by virtue of its headline. But the report itself may not be such an easy spin for regime surrenderists. The key lies in the public’s reaction and whether the Jewish public finally gets its’ collective back up! MB

Olmert Aide: PM to Lead Recovery

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The publication of the Winograd Committee’s final report into the performance of the government and the army during the Second Lebanon War set off a political storm on Wednesday, with pundits from across the political spectrum offering an opinion.

“Even after the publication of the Winograd Committee’s interim report, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert took responsibility [for the war], and intends to take that responsibility and lead a process to fix the flaws,” one of Olmert’s closest aides, Cabinet Secretary Ovad Yehezkel said, adding that “the entire country today feels a little more comfortable after the release of the report.”

MK Amira Dotan (Kadima) also praised the findings of the committee, saying that it only helps validate the wartime decision-making.

“What Judge Winograd said regarding the ground operation at the end of the war, there is a message there to the bereaved families: Despite the fact that you paid a terrible price, we support you, but the decision to launch that ground campaign was right,” MK Amira Dotan (Kadima) said.

Other government officials sharply contested this optimistic outlook.

“The Winograd Committee placed clear responsibility on the political echelon, which is led by the prime minister, and he must take personal responsible and quit,” an official statement released by the Likud party read.

This sentiment was echoed by other right-wing parties.

“Today Ehud Olmert enters history as the most failed leader in Israel,” MK Ariyeh Eldad NU/NRP said following the publication of the report.

“The judgement has been delivered and the Israeli citizenry will settle accounts with the government marionettes who made it possible for a failed leader and lack of judgement to continue and lead Israel,” he added.

Related reports;

Winograd Report: War Was Not Won, Lacked Strategy, by Ezra HaLevi (Israel National News)

Full text: Winograd Committee January 30, 2008 Remarks, by Dr. Aaron Lerner (IMRA)

Main Points Presented by the Winograd Committee

Analysis: Why Winograd Won’t do the Public’s Work for it, by Dan Izemberg (Jerusalem Post)

Will We See an Earthquake? [Depends on the Public], by Sima Kadmon (Ynet)

Reservists Protest Outside Barak’s Home

Winograd: Air of Uncertainty Hampered Litani Thrust

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