Aug 15 2006
There have been some strong and rightful complaints about Olmert’s leadership. He has truly been weak and indecisive.
THE AMERICANS have lost faith in Israel as an ally. After he gave Israel every opportunity to win this war, even signaling clearly that Israel should feel free to go as far as Beirut if necessary, President Bush was convinced that Olmert simply didn’t want to fight. The Americans were shocked by Israel’s performance. They know that we can win when we set our mind to it and were flummoxed when presented with an Israeli leadership that refused to even try.
But this last bit of news has me totally stumped:
Hizbullah will not hand over its weapons to the Lebanese government but rather refrain from exhibiting them publicly, according to a new compromise that is reportedly brewing between Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Seniora and Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah.
The UN cease-fire resolution specifically demands the demilitarization of the area south of the Litani river. The resolution was approved by the Lebanese cabinet.
Well, Hezbollah hasn’t been exhibiting their weapons in public for the last month of fighting (unless you count placing them inside civilain enclaves an ‘exhibition’). Olmert has a chance to redeem himself by not allowing this charade to go unchallenged. Bush better not allow this to go unchallenged. This would be the victory Nasrallah claimed yesterdat.