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Reader comment on item: [Israel's Gaza Withdrawal:] A Democracy Killing Itself

Submitted by Dan Friedman (United States), Aug 15, 2005 at 11:47

We need to carry this message to our Israeli brethren: We have all been party to a total failure of leadership, goals, tactics and strategy. Continuing on the same track will just bring more disastrous results. Going forward, the first order of business is to create a broad plenum of like-minded Israelis and Jews from other countries to conduct a post-mortem, identify the mistakes and the means to correct them, which must include a purge of incompetents, moles and crypto-leftists from our ranks, the designation of a single individual leader, and the formation of a new political entity in Israel - a united front that consolidates the remaining power of what's left of the "nationalist camp."

This is not in any way, shape or form a victory. It's an outright and crushing defeat. And things will not get better if they are allowed to get worse.

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