don't paticularly like the guy but the arrogance and headline grabbing prosecutorial institution here scares the s...t out of me. they unseated a duly elected prime minister over a limsy unprovable claim. they threw as many unrelated flimsy allegations hoping something would stick. there is no rational dispassionate exercise of professional discretion. they yearn for high profile cases, spend fortunes of police and court time (and their own wasted salaries) hoping to get a slot on the supreme court when they retire. as an amercian trained lawyer who really believes in the democratic system of checks and balances and a non-politicized legal process, it is reallly really scary. once they paint a bullseye on you they won't stop till they nail you. the process itself kills off most people 9as it did to olmert's carreer).
Death toll from Iraq car bombs rises to 37 (Reuters)
from the article: Ex-PM Olmert acquitted on two charges of corruption, found guilty of one