Probe missed real lesson: Siniora
Lebanese PM says he regrets Israeli inquiry into Lebanon onslaught has failed to learn that military offensives do not bring security.
"The Winograd report failed to draw the lesson that these wars have shown that they do not guarantee the security of Israelis and they do not lead to peace," Fuad Siniora said.
The Winograd commission's interim report published on Monday accused Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of "serious failure in exercising judgment, responsibility and prudence," of acting "hastily" and personally contributing to "over-ambitious" and unfeasible war aims.
But it did not criticize the principle of the war itself despite the huge destruction and loss of life it entailed.
An estimated 1,200 people died in Lebanon, most of them civilians, as well as at least 162 Israeli soldiers.
Nasrallah admires Israelis confession
The leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement has said the confession of defeat recently made by Israeli officials is respectable.
"Although Israelis are the enemies of Lebanon, we respect their confession of defeat in their war with Hezbollah," Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in Beirut on Wednesday.
He noted that the commission selected by Olmert, finally condemned himself, thus Hezbollah won't have to try to prove its victory any more.
The long-awaited report published Monday by a commission of inquiry, held Olmert ultimately and primarily responsible for a "severe failure" in the decision-making process leading up to the 33 days of combat with the Lebanese Hezbollah movement.
"The Israeli officials are struggling to dig themselves out of a critical hole by reviewing the reasons which resulted in their failure. However, our success was so obvious that needs no probing, we just look forward to greater victories, he announced during a speech in the Lebanese capital.
According to the Nasrollah, the defeat of Israeli officials and their flaws are unforgivable to "a regime which has been constructed based on a military and expansionist ideology.
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