Skip to comments.The Hapless Israeli Defense Minister (Amir Peretz)
Posted on 02/24/2007 11:32:30 AM PST by LtdGovt
Israel's political and military leaders are facing a crisis of confidence. The consensus view in Israel, as Peter Berkowitz wrote in THE WEEKLY STANDARD just a few weeks ago, is that Prime Minister Edhud Olmert, "and even more his hapless defense minister, Amir Peretz, as well as Lieutenant General Dan Halutz, an honorable man who only two weeks ago resigned as chief of staff of the Israeli Defense Forces--had proved themselves in the Lebanon war last summer unfit to continue to lead the nation."
Hapless indeed. Yesterday Peretz was inspecting troops in the Golan Heights alongside the IDF's new chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi. According to press accounts, "Peretz gazed through the capped binoculars three times, nodding as Ashkenazi explained what he was looking at."
Here's a video of what happened.
What a great campaign ad for Bibi. Lets just hope its true and not a photoshop exercise.
Perfect for the current Israeli government. They do not see reality anyway, so what difference does it make if they take off the lens covers.
Captain Ed (Captains Quarters blog) speculates that the "caps" were in fact lens protectors to minimize refected glare and therefore give away their position.
Bill Clinton did the exact same thing when he visited troops on the border between North and South Korea.