Tuesday, August 22, 2006

"the sin of hubris"

Israeli reserve soldiers accuse government of 'cold feet' over conflict

· Brigade signs letter calling for Lebanon inquiry
· Newspaper demands general's resignation

Rory McCarthy in Jerusalem
Tuesday August 22, 2006, The Guardian

In the most outspoken acknowledgment of Israel's failings in the war, one retiring senior army officer also admitted that the military felt "a certain sense of failure" after 34 days of combat. Brigadier Yossi Heiman, head of infantry and paratroopers, told a ceremony on Sunday: "We have sinned the sin of hubris."

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