In Israel their was a sense of brotherhood and camaraderie about military service. Israel has drifted more towards a professional army but the Israeli citizen soldier ethic is still strong.
But Olmert unlike prior generations of Israeli leaders has not radiated with being one of them. And now things get even worse.
Senior Israel Defense Forces officers expressed dissatisfaction yesterday with the announcement by Chief of Staff Dan Halutz that he had recently instructed the Field Security Directorate at the General Staff to keep track of their telephone conversations.
According to a report in Haaretz yesterday, Halutz instructed the Field Security Directorate to provide him with the telephone logs of the generals, their department heads and their secretaries, in order to crosscheck whether they have had contacts with journalists.
after losing by doing a wrongheaded strategy the civilian leadership is now spying on the people they need to defend Israel.
I expect elections to be coming any day now