Is that you, Mr. Olmert? / Op-ed: The former PM who led Israel into disastrous war has nerve to say he doesnít trust Netanyahu (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Hanoch Daum Published: 05.10.12, 18:21)
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We see a man who was disgracefully dismissed from the post of
Israelís prime minister, because he was deeply embroiled in
corruption and bribery affairs. Notwithstanding a miracle, this man
will be the first prime minister in Israelís history who will find
himself behind bars.
Yet this man stands up and starts to preach.
Indeed, the audience is booing him, and others are surprised to see a
former prime minister speaking out against his own state while
abroad, but this does not bother this man. I donít trust Defense
Minister Ehud Barak and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make the
right decision on the issue of a war with Iran, he says.
And we are standing there, shocked and wide-mouthed, and wonder: Is
that you, Mr. Olmert? Is that you, the same man from the Wynograd
Report? The man who according to the Report embarked on war with an
ill-prepared army, without an exit strategy, without any strategy in
fact? The same man who failed to manage this war in a sane manner?
Is that you, Mr. Olmert, the man who took the puzzling and tragic
decision (which merited a special chapter in the Report) to order a
large ground force deep into Lebanon after a date for a ceasefire was
already agreed on Ė a decision that brought many more Israeli
families into the circle of bereavement?
Do you, the prime minister who led Israel into the most disasterous
war that we have known in the past 100 years, have the right to
explain to us who you trust and who you donít? (Copyright 2012 ©
Yedioth Internet 05/10/12)
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