This Olmert clown was inept and incompetent from day one. Along with his other two side-kicks - Livini and Peretz - they have ignorantly put Israel in peril. Much like his alcoholic friend George "I am plain stupid" Bush, Israel has followed US policy into a downward spiral. Bush used Israel as his pawn and the pawns played into Bush's hand. Both have lost all and any worldwide credibility they had - and it wasn't much to begin with. Israel needs an Ahmadinejad-type personality to survive. They are considered weak and vulnerable. Short of using nuclear weapons to continue to exist - which they won't - or returning hundreds of prisoners for one soldier - Israel's survival is in peril. I thought Israelis were smarter than what they've exhibited through Olmert.
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