yet, it is so easy to blame the prime minister.
the prime minister has had to keep an eye on iran, on hezbollah, syria,
obama, putin, the eu.
contrary to what the comptroller writes, the cabinet should not be
informed on all intelligence, strategic matters. many of them leak,
and many of them have no competence.
nor should the comptroller attempt to give advice to the prime
minister on how to make decisions on war: when to start it or
how to conduct it. the comptroller is a bureaucrat, not an elected
the major impression one gets from reading the report, if it is
indeed fully accurate, is that the available intelligence about
the exact locations of all of the tunnels was not available at
the time; the intentions of hamas in the short term were
not known either.
what is known is that hamas will continue to dig terror tunnels
and its goal will continue to be to destroy israel.
the destruction of hamas and its affiliates has to be the final
strategic goal for israel. how to achive this goal is a different
matter. undoubtedly, the idf must be fully prepared and
intelligence must be accurate. yet, this is not enough.