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Ehud Olmert Must Go: Winograd Report Into 2nd Lebanon War

by | 4th, May 2007

A LOOK at what Israeli politicans are saying about their prime minister Ehud Olmert, in light of the Winograd report into the 2nd Lebanon war:

Bibi Netanyahu Likud:
“I have said before: If our enemies lay down their swords, there will be peace, but if we lay down our swords, we simply won’t be at all. This is the clearest message of the Winograd report – that our sword is held by a weak hand. I quote from the report: ‘This is the first time in Israeli war history that a war in which we were involved ended without our clear victory… as our enemies saw as well.’ This is something we cannot afford.

Danny Yatom, Labor Party
“You have failed in all that is concerned with the Second Lebanon War. The time of responsibility has arrived. You must now show leadership – that which was so sorely missing during the war – and quit. This crisis is among the worst in the history of the State. You have lost the confidence of the voters, and you can no longer represent them. Instead of spending your time dealing with political survival, there is a country that has to be run.”

Zahava Gal’on, Meretz
“Mr. Prime Minister, this was the Lebanon casino. You and your government treated the lives of the IDF soldier and the north with disdain. You gambled on their lives. The war was unnecessary and bad. 119 soldiers and 44 citizens were killed because of your bad and wanton leadership. The Winograd report leaves no choice but for all of you to resign. You are all responsible, you nonchalantly went out to war, but you endangered the soldiers’ lives merely for the sake of your government’s image. You have failed terribly as leaders. You are a group of politicians who did not know your responsibility; you used brawn instead of brains. The entire Olmert government should go – but you personally, Mr. Prime Minister, are responsible for everything – for the poor planning, the performance, the rush, the setting of absurd goals, etc…”

Time to go, Mr Ohmert, and to go quickly…

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