Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced his intention to quit political life Monday morning in a press conference at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv. Barak thanked the public for its continued support and said he will remain in his position as defense in minister until a new government has been formed following the coming Knesset elections in late January.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
This strikes me as another one of those stories that seems simple and straightforward but with enough of a story behind the scenes to write books about. The timing is just too interesting. I'm guessing that whatever he says about this being long planned, something didn't go how he wanted with the Gaza operation. Either too much or too little...hard to say with the leaders over there.
I love how the oddly timed 'retirements' always seem to be for family reasons though... I guess that's the agreed upon stock answer when telling the boss to shove it...or getting fired is the other way of putting it. I just wonder which it was....?