Israeli PM faces censure over ‘pointless’ deaths in Lebanon
By Jerry Gordon
It is interesting that the further from Israel you read rumored accounts of what the final report of the Winograd Commission, the more is revealed about the duplicitous and calumnious behavior of numbskull PM Olmert during the final stages of the brief Second Lebanon War. This Times of London article has some doozies of alleged comments by Olmert to a cabinet minister in the final stages of the brief war after the UN Security passed Council Resolution 1701, allegedly to the satisfaction of Olmert and Livni.
Witness this alleged exchange between former Chief of Staff Mofuz and Olmert on August 11, 2006:
“What are you going to say to the families of the soldiers who will die in this pointless operation?” The book claims Olmert whispered: “Well, that’s a tough one.” Then, after a pause: “I don’t think I’ve got a good answer.”
So, are the pointless 33 deaths of IDF soldiers enough to bring Olmert and his Kadima cronies, down? I’m cynical enough to believe that it won’t, as he’ll hide behind his prostate cancer operation and a photo op at Annapolis, signifying nothing. Unless Lieberman bolts-a big if, given his ‘red lines”, Olmert is indicted, or a war breaks out between Hamas and Fatah in the West Bank, Mr. “Teflon’ will remain in power, unfortunately. Pity!