Between rounds

If Israel didn't lose the recent conflict, neither did it win. While waiting for the next development, how will it pay for 'committing the sin of arrogance?'

idf tanks lebanon 298.88 (photo credit: IDF)
idf tanks lebanon 298.88
(photo credit: IDF)
There's no denying the bitter taste the Lebanon campaign has left in Israel's mouth. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Amir Peretz and IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz are all facing tough criticism - which grows tougher every day. With a long list of foul-ups, it's easy to criticize them for blundering through Lebanon with two left feet. "From our side, the whole thing was one big balagan [mess]," according to Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a 25-year veteran of Military Intelligence who is now a member of Bar-Ilan University's staff of experts at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies.