Friday, March 09, 2007

Olmert: "I planned the Lebanon war all along!"

Ehud Olmert, under heavy fire from a commission questioning his inept mishandling of the Hezbalon War, decided he would show them how on top of his game he really is. Yes, Ehud says now that he had planned the whole thing all along!

Only problem: That makes him look even more incompetent, and would likely get him arrested if the Knesset had any teeth.

Arutz Sheva - MK Eldad said that "even if we assume Olmert isn't lying, his situation is a thousand times worse after this statement. If this was the plan he okayed without checking if the Home Front was ready for implementation and the IDF was capable of carrying it out – he should be tried for criminal negligence."

According to Haaretz, Olmert told the commission headed by retired judge Eliyahu Winograd that he held a series of consultations regarding the situation in Lebanon, in January, March, April, May and on June 25th, after the abduction of Cpl. Gilad Shalit. In these sessions, he was presented with an abduction scenario similar to that which came to pass. Olmert told the commission he asked army commanders to present him with possible plans of retaliatory action and chose one that included an aerial campaign and a limited ground campaign.

Olmert said he had told the military representatives that he had no doubt Hizbullah would attempt an abduction and instructed them to make an all out effort to prevent it.

MK Eitam said Olmert played into Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah's hands when he said the war had been planned in advance.

"It turns out here that the Prime Minister and Nasrallah are coordinating their versions of what happened," Eitam said cynically. "This is precisely Nasrallah's claim, that Israel initiated the war, that the whole abduction matter was just an excuse," he explained.

Madam Olmert is in serious doo-doo, now.



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