The most moral army in the world

Posted: March 23rd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: In the News, war | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

It is common knowledge that when a person repeats what supposed to be a self-evident truth too many times – like a mantra – he probably suspects that this “truth” might not be true at all.

This probably goes for nations as well.

Israel Defense Forces Chief Gabi Ashkenazi said Sunday that he did not believe Israeli soldiers harmed Palestinian civilians in “cold blood” during the offensive in the Gaza Strip.

 ”I can say that the IDF is the most moral army in the world,” Ashkenazi told a group of new recruits

 (In other words: what’s the point in insisting all the time we have “the most moral army in the world”? claiming we have “a moral army” would do just fine. Why do we have to be “the most moral”, unless we have this sub-conscious suspicion that we are not moral at all?)

2 Comments on “The most moral army in the world”

  1. 1 Yael said at 12:43 am on March 24th, 2009:

    I wonder why nobody ask him on what does he base this argument. Was there a copetition and we won?

    Anyway, I noticed that you didn’t write anything about the possibility that the Labor party will join the coalition. What is your position?

  2. 2 noam said at 6:49 am on March 24th, 2009:

    yeh, I didn’t have the time to get to it… lets hope they keep to their senses and stay out, but with Labor you never know how low can they go.