Olmert: Barak is the one delaying a military operation in Gaza

"The person delaying and preventing a military operation in Gaza is Defense Minister [Ehud Barak]," Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday at the weekly cabinet meeting. On Friday Barak blasted the government, saying if it wasn't conducting its affairs in the shadow of a Kadima primary, the decision on a Gaza truce would have been made long ago. Speaking at a convention of Labor branch secretaries in Tel Aviv, Barak said that "this government is incapable of making a decision about Hamas, the Syrians, Lebanon, Iran and the US. There is a shadow of primaries...all cabinet discussions are effectively discussions with the media."