There is no argument about one thing: The IDF is the country’s strongest pressure group. If the army wants something, it gets it no matter what. The cost and circumstances are unimportant. It wanted another NIS 1.5 billion and received it yesterday.
Now Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is providing the greatest scare tactic of all – nuclear weapons.
The officers spell out all the threats, and the chief of staff mentions to the cabinet, by the way, that “it will be your responsibility if our requests are not approved.” And the ministers sit shrinking from fear, willing to give the chief of staff their own salaries if he’ll only stop.