"If Olmert learns that lesson from the shock Israel went through a month ago, he has a chance to head the list next year, and in the years thereafter." Olmert showed a very clear inability to learn from his mistakes. He wasted a month and many lives making grand, florid and ill-considered steps in one direction and then stepping hurriedly back from the brink. He is now doing the same with the commission of enquiry saga, the blockade saga, the budget saga, the prisoner exchange saga, you name it. If you can't learn from your mistakes, there is nowhere you can go but down. Not a chance in hell of heading any list now or ever again.
U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad (Reuters)
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