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    • 18.08.06 | 09:27 (IDT)

    "The approach currently attributed to Olmert, however, contradicts statements made by the prime minister in an interview with the Associated Press during the course war." Since he said the IDF's gains would enable him to carry "convergence" out and there were no gains, it does not contradict that statement at all. "During his meetings this week, Olmert also expressed strong opposition to the establishment of a public commission of inquiry into the war in Lebanon." He would, wouldn't he? ""What would it investigate?" they asked. "Why the government decided to go war?" Yes. Certainly, since the only plan on the table could never have won it. "However, a rumor did begin to circulate that Olmert may ask Peretz to move over to the Finance Ministry and appoint Shaul Mofaz or Ehud Barak in his stead." Pass the buck, dust off the old war-horses who contributed to the IDF's current state in previous governments, and hope to wriggle out of having to resign. Poor old Peretz.

    from the article: Olmert: Lebanon, damage to north take precedence
    First published 00:00 18.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 18.08.06
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