July 31, 2008, - 1:47 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
In March 2006, my late father, H.L. Schlussel, MD, wrote a great column on Ehud Olmert and Israel’s capitulation to its enemies on this site: “One Little Lamb & 3+ Bad Wolves: A Short History of the Mid-East Peace Process”. His words on Olmert are, sadly, as accurate today as they were then:
[T]he brilliant Benjamin Franklin said, “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”
Israel’s current “temporary” Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, is a visionless political hack, who was a former Mayor of Jerusalem. His most noteworthy act, since becoming Prime Minister, was to send mounted police against unarmed children in the Jewish village of Amona. In this action, there were 200-300 casualties. Two members of the Israeli Parliament, both ex-Generals, were rendered unconscious. One of them sustained a fractured hand, and the other a possible fractured skull. (Disturbing photos at Sultan Knish.)
In a speech before the left-leaning “Israel Policy Forum,” in July 2005, Olmert stated, “We are tired of fighting, tired of being courageous, tired of victories, tired of defeating our enemies.”
With a guy like this leading the charge, can Israel survive? Doubtful! The leftist journalist, Ari Shavit, wrote in the left-wing newspaper, Ha’aretz, that Olmert’s victory in the upcoming Israeli elections would be “the beginning of the end.”
Yup. Unfortunately, the new guy (or gal) will be just as bad.
Read the whole thing.