11 February 2011

Ehud MuBarak must go. Now.

Not because it turns out that, in terms of Middle East peace, he finished the job that Yigal Amir started. Not because he's unrepentantly clueless, boastfully devious, pathologically incapable of human interaction. Not because, if an election were held today, a grand total of four Israelis might – might - vote for him, and only because they, Orit Noked, Einat Wilf, Vilnai and Shalom Simhon, wouldn't trust him not to dismantle the ballot-box lock to check to see if they, in fact, had done what they promised.
I am not in tune with Bradly Burston sometimes. This time, however, I'm ready to sign under every word in this piece.


Dvar Dea said...

<p><span>Not me,</span>
</p><p><span>Ehud Barak messed up, and he must go. But one thing that is not his fault is the condition of the peace process. The peace process is currently where Yigal Amir wants it to be, dead in the water, because of the Palestinians leadership.</span>
</p><p><span>For Burston it is ideologically easier to blame Ehud Barak and Yigal Amir, because his concept of peace advocacy is to exempt the Palestinians from any wrong doing; or at least to minimize their responsibility.</span>
</p><p><span>He is a dogmatic person. </span></p>

Dick Stanley said...

It does seem to be a strange time to be changing army leadership, but it's also hard to imagine what would make the Palis happy, short of handing them the keys to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and everybody boarding planes for somewhere else.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I would say, DD, that you are too hard on Bradley. He is not all that dogmatic and from time to time he is saying things about Palestinians too.

I would interpret what he says about Barak finishing off the peace process as Barak's lies about being tough with Bibi on the necessity of it. Nothing else, and his mention of Amir was just to increase the effect of the sentence.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

The common agreement in the public now is that Ashkenazi just refused to kiss Barak's arse. Ashkenazi  himself stoically keeps mum about his relationship with Barak. But in a few days he gets out, so we, probably (hopefully) will know more.

David All said...

I agree, Barak must go, but so should the rest of the current Israeli govt. It is definitely a new low when Barak starts attacking his chief subordinate, especially one who, as far as I can tell, has done a first rate job. As for the Israeli govt as a whole, Nizo's suggestion, two years ago that the leadership of both Fatah and Hamas be replaced by goats should also apply to Bibi, Barak, Lieberman and the rest of the Israeli cabinet!

OT: Congratulations to the Egyptian people for kicking out Mubarak. As Obama said, this is the first big step on the long road to freedom for Egypt.
"This is not the End, nor even the Begining of the End. It is though perhaps the End of the Beginning."
-Winston Churchill on the Allied victory in North Africa, May 1943.   

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yep. Now the only thing to do is to find a candidate who will agree to step in. Not simple.