Israelis love their soldiers - love their generals. So much so, we sometimes elevate them to a higher-than-they-can-handle position. Such it is with Ehud Barak.
I won't go into all the details of why I have little respect for Ehud Barak; I won't mention all the stupid, insensitive, self-serving things he's said and done. I won't...really.
But today, in greeting the US Army's vice chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral James Winnefeld, who arrived in full military uniform, Barak said "Wow, I can’t believe you came here with your uniform."
Couldn't the Secretary of Defense of the State of Israel think of anything more clever to say?