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Olmert Won’t See Yom Kippur

Posted by Mark on August 15, 2006

If today’s editorial in the Jerusalem Post is any indication of the current vibe in Israel….well let’s just say…Ehud Olmert’s tenure as Prime Minister will be like Billy Barty- very short and like Rosey O’Donnell- really really……ugly.

From all sides of the political spectrum calls are being raised for the establishment of an official commission of inquiry to investigate the Olmert government’s incompetent management of the war in Lebanon. These calls are misguided.

We do not need a commission to know what happened or what has to happen. The Olmert government has failed on every level. The Olmert government must go.

Diplomatically, in the space of five weeks the government managed to undermine Israel’s alliance with America; to hand Syria, Hizbullah and Iran the greatest diplomatic achievements they have ever experienced; and to flush down the toilet the unprecedented international support that US President Bush handed to Israel on a silver platter at the G-8 summit.

The UN cease-fire that Olmert, Livni and Peretz applaud undercuts Israel’s sovereignty; protects Hizbullah; lets Iran and Syria off the hook; lends credibility to our enemies’ belief that Israel can be destroyed; emboldens the Palestinians to launch their next round of war; and leaves IDF hostages Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev in captivity.

Ouch.

And I thought I had a sharp tongue! Heck…I’m a piker compared to the writer, Ms. Caroline Glick.

Iran has been emboldened. Its success in the war is now being used by the ayatollahs to support their claim of leadership over the Arab world. In evidence of Iran’s success, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met in Cairo with Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki. So now, after 27 years of official estrangement, Egypt is moving towards establishing full diplomatic relations with Teheran.

But you know what…..she’s spot on. George W., like a good Texan- GAVE them plenty of time to kickass. Painfully…ruefully…sadly, they completely missed this ENORMOUS window of opportunity.

Ironically….Olmert can use this year’s Day of Atonement – to ponder his BRIEF STAY in office.

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