Ehud Barak was the lone voice in the Israeli government against bombing the Syrian reactor and against the 2009 war in Gaza. Speaking to the Knesset, the Defense Minister claimed that Qom cannot be attacked “in a regular manner.” True, perhaps, though this raises the question of why Barak didn’t attack it during the construction stage. But there is no need to attack Qom: by now, it is empty, as amply verified by IAEA inspectors. And there is little reason for Israel to limit herself to conventional weapons while attacking nuclear sites.
Barak lied in saying that Iran will be able to build a nuclear bomb by 2011. Even the IAEA reported on Iran’s work with metal hemispheres, which means that the ayatollahs only need to produce them of highly enriched uranium in order for their Weapon Group to report success. This is a matter of two to three months after receiving the order.
Barak also declared his compassion for Iranian protesters crushed by the regime. Nonsense. The protesters are aligned with ultra-fundamentalist Ayatollah Montazeri, and with Rafsanjani, the father of the Iranian nuclear bomb. Barak is much less compassionate toward Jewish pioneers, whom he instructed the army to crush for their refusal to vacate their homes.