Monday, June 5, 2006

Which side are they on?

Soon after the Israeli politicians-public parasites-began to regroup and form Kadima, the backwards oriented party of politicians with "legal problems," founding member, Tzachi Hanegbi bragged that it was like a "supermarket" with your choice of ideologies and opinions. To me, it sounded more like opportunistic anarchists, but I'm just a "frier" (sucker-civilian.)

It's more like miss-leading advertising. Vote for Geula Cohen's "right-wing" son and you get unrepentant left-wing Tzippi Livne. With their 57 flavors, they were able to match campaigners and audiences. Tzachi also bragged about how well their website was for recruiting members. So if they've been so dependent on technology, did they do "search-matches" like we see in CSI as the computer looks for identical finger-prints?

But now de jure in office, the cracks are becoming more obvious. Former labor leader and development town mayor, Peretz, is now Minister of Defense, with the unpleasant job of trying to defend the government which won't defend his bombed city of Sderot. Not being "connected" with the army crowd, he's looking like a well-coifed, impotent buffoon. It's pretty obvious that Olmert decided to give his coalition partner that position for just that reason.

Our second line of defense, Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter , is chafing a bit at the bit. He's taking his job seriously and wants:
the defense establishment take steps to put an end to the constant rocket fire launched from northern Gaza into the western Negev

In a normal country, that would be taken for granted. But unfortunately, Israel is not a normal country. The two most powerful people in the country, in the government, Ehud Olmert and Tzippi Livne preach the Christian principle of "turning the other cheek," even though no Christian would do it, unless it's for rouge, face cream or a nice clean shave.

Livne's statement just defies normal reasoning:
Livni was less diplomatic in her criticism. "Your words are unacceptable," she said. "In other words, you are saying, 'let the IDF win' and from that it would appear that you have realistic and acceptable solutions,…which the government does not want to implement --- something that is incorrect."

I can't figure out which side she's on. What can she have against our Israeli victory? And if the government doesn't have a "realistic and acceptable solution," why isn't it the immediate aim of the government to find one?


Anonymous said...

I thought that the clincher of the day was Omlet chumming it up with Mubarak and then apologizing for our boys killing the Arabs who infiltrated our territory and tried to take Jewish blood.

We are fulfilling the Rebbe's prophecy of beng a shameful country.

Lisa said...

As appalling as the Kadima-niks are, I think you may be misreading what she said. It's not your fault; it's either Livni speaking broken English or a translator in a job he's not up to.

What she's saying is incorrect is the idea that there are realistic and acceptable solutions, but that the government doesn't want to implement them.

She's wrong, of course. There are realistic and acceptable solutions, and the government absolutely doesn't want to implement them, but that's because they don't consider them realistic or acceptable.

Batya said...

Josh, Lisa,
True, there's something very rotten in the government, and I'm, unfortunately, sure that with those two in charge, it will only get worse.

We have a lot to do.