Ramon: Winograd report commended prime minister

Vice Premier Haim Ramon said Wednesday that the Winograd report had commended the prime minister since it asserted that the decision to embark on the final ground offensive was "vital and reasonable." Ramon also called on Defense Minister Ehud Barak to "show national responsibility and stay in the government." He said that holding elections now would be the "highest level of irresponsibility" and that Barak needed to favor national concerns "over his primary promises."