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Wouldn't want to be the decision-maker here!

Reader comment on item: Explaining Israel's Timid Security Establishment

Submitted by John in Michigan (United States), Jun 28, 2020 at 15:11

I see a very rough analogy between the decisions Israels faces -- annex, or not; and define 'annex' -- and the COVID-19 quarantine decisions that US state Governors continue to struggle with -- open the quarantine, or not; and define 'open'. The point of this analogy is, the decision has to be made in the face of major uncertainties, etc. Decision makers in both cases have to consider that they *may* be facing a lose-lose situation, both in policy terms and political terms.

A truly great leader, with luck, can turn a potential lose-lose into win-win. Does such a leader exist? Even if they do exist I wouldn't want to be in their shoes right now!


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