Honestly, I'm just posting a short blurb on this because I was following and linking to sources during Israel's war in Lebanon last summer. In fact, I'll put them back up here because I should have never taken them down:
I reformatted and can't find all of them, but those two were pretty much the best. Since one is from the Israeli perspective and the other from the Lebanese perspective it will have to do for now.
The Winograd Report is out and Olmert has been criticized for starting a war way too early. I think everyone who was following it would agree.
I will say I think Israel's Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni, has been a great representative for Israel and now that she's announced she'll run to be Prime Minister, I'll start watching Israeli politics a bit more closely.
Beyond that, however, I think there are people better informed on the issue to comment.
So I'll just give you some links:
- Israel News Agency: Israel Winograd Report: Olmert, Peretz Negligent, Failed War Objectives
- Haaretz.com: The main findings of the Winograd partial report on the Second Lebanon War (the same as above but set to automatically print, so don't click it if you don't want to activate your printer)
- Haaretz.com: Livni: Olmert must resign; opposes new elections
- Al Jazeera: Israeli FM demands Olmert resign
- Slate.com: What Americans Can Learn From the Winograd Report