Friday, June 3, 2011

More on Dagan

This time from the NY Times:
“I decided to speak out because when I was in office, Diskin, Ashkenazi and I could block any dangerous adventure,” he was quoted as saying. “Now I am afraid that there is no one to stop Bibi and Barak,” he added, using Mr. Netanyahu’s nickname.
“It’s not the Iranians or the Palestinians who are keeping Dagan awake at night but Israel’s leadership,” asserted Ari Shavit on the front page of Friday’s Haaretz newspaper. “He does not trust the judgment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak.”
Glad to see the Times jumping on this story.

I'd like to add something here. The "bomb bomb Iran" idea is not only a terrible one on its own terms, at least according to Dagan, but it presents another problem. It allows Bibi and Co. and his enablers in the American Jewish community to change the conversation from the Palestinian issue. How can we be expected to move on the Palestinian front when we face an "existential" threat from Iran? It seems Dagan, for one, doesn't it see it that way. And from what we heard in Israel and from recent press accounts Dagan is not alone. 

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