Netanyahu calls for government to be replaced

The current government has failed and needs to be replaced, opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu told Army Radio on Sunday morning. Netanyahu referred to the Winograd Committee's interim report on the Second Lebanon War, indicating that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's administration was unsuccessful in its judgment and irresponsible. Olmert is heavily lacking in knowledge of military management, he added. Therefore, he continued, "it is necessary to replace the [current] leadership. The report said that the entire government failed. We cannot continue to be complacent over our forgotten deterrence," said the Likud chairman. "We must change the leadership… Everyone has the opportunity to argue their points of view, but the public will decide. I am not afraid of elections," he added.