Footage broadcast around the world showed the Defense Minister Amir Peretz (on the right) peering through binoculars to review his crack Israeli troops. Oops. The bloody lens caps are still on and the guy fails to notice, even after the third view. He just grins and nods and feigns that he sees the big picture.
This is perfect fodder for his critics, who don't hesitate to mock Peretz for a lack of military vision, particularly after the conduct of last summer's debacle in Lebanon. Click here to read more. Ynet points out that both Ariel Sharon and George W Bush, leaders known for rather opaque views on things military, have been snapped in the same absurd stance with the blinkers on. It figures.