As the article points out, Olmert needs the support of the Knesset members. The real villians in this story are the members of the Knesset who sell their principles for perks. Shas comes to mind, as do the other religious parties. Is it any wonder Olmert can do what he wants and IGNORE the electorate? The people with power to stop him have been bought and sold.
Death toll from car bombs in Iraq rises to 56 (AP)
from the article: Who cares about the public?