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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Don't Count Your Chickens...

...before they're hatched and don't count out Olmert until he's gone, really gone.

I don't agree with MK Dr. Arieh Eldad:


The other Ehud, Barak, who is back in power, heading the Labor Party, was actually a worse Prime Minister. His reign was short, so I guess many people have forgotten.

  • But I can't forget the rampant Arab terrorism.
  • I can't forget the shootings and bombings.
  • I can't forget wearing those heavy, and mostly useless, bulletproof vests.
  • I can't forget the fear, the terror and the empty downtown Jerusalem.
  • I can't forget Barak's pitiful empty threats.

My sons were in the army then, and I was more afraid of their traveling to base than going house to house in Shechem.

And I haven't forgotten that Ehud Olmert is smart, and he's still in office, and he will be in office for at least another couple of months.

  • Ehud Olmert is far from gone.
  • Ehud Olmert's here and he's in power, the most powerful "lame duck" politician.
  • Ehud Olmert hasn't stopped negotiating with our enemies.
  • Ehud Olmert hasn't admitted guilt.

Those who want to take over Olmert's position haven't promised the public better policies, stopping the appeasement, the gifts to the Arabs.

I'm not celebrating. I hate to think what Olmert has up his sleeve...

2 comments:

MAOZ said...

You kindly didn't mention Barak's having made the IDF flee southern Lebanon like a whipped dog with its tail between its legs -- which ultimately led to Hizbulla's being able to build up such a massive missle force on our northern border. And I don't need to remind anyone of what that led to, just 2 years ago, do I?

Batya said...

maoz, you are correct
Sorry, I just dread the terrorism. He was thrown out of office becaue of it. And amazingly, the public never blamed him for the war.
sort of makes one wary about the wisdom of democracy.