Whether Israel carries out investigations about its failures in the war it waged against Lebanon in July 2006 or not, that is not the point. Whether Winograd’s Report is published in part or in full, that is not the issue. Whether Olmert resigns and Netanyahu or Barak becomes prime minister, all will be the same.
The core of the matter is very simple: Israel wants the world to believe that it is a democratic and just country which holds its officials accountable for their actions.
And it does. Israel’s officials, whatever their ranks are, are answerable for any action, grave or minute, that counters the highest interest of the Zionists. And that is all.
Winograd’s report did not blame Israeli officials for destroying half of Lebanon, killing more than 1200 Lebanese civilians, of whom more than 60% were babies and children, nor for the use of cluster bombs, which, by the way, “are not harmful if used properly” according to U. S. of Bush.
Winograd’s report essentially blames the Israeli political and military officials for failing to destroy the other half of Lebanon and for not killing and wiping out more Lebanese. It blames them for waging a war that lead to the killing of 33 Israeli soldiers.
This report will have no effect on Israeli policies, whoever takes the place of whomever. Israel will always be an extremist Zionist state with no regard for human rights except for those whom it considers humans. It will remain an extremist military state with no regard for any form of peace except the one that keeps it superior in its brutality or a peace which it can utilize as a truce during which it prepares itself for its next war. This is so until it fulfils its fantasy of a Greater Israel with borders from Euphrates to the Nile.
1– Winograd Report shames Israel’s army for letting a paramilitary group of a couple of thousands to stand up in the face of the strongest army in the Middle East and forbidding it from accomplishing its task of dismantling, defeating, destroying the same paramilitary group.
2– Olmert declared that the war waged in July 2006 was planned and prepared for, long before July 2006.