Olmert gives Sderot the fingerAt the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee today, Prime Minister Ehud K. Olmert (pictured at top left with his alter-ego) gave Sderot his middle finger.
Launching a wide-scale operation in Gaza would be imprudent and ill-advised, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said during a Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting on Monday.Can anyone imagine Olmert reacting this way if it were Tel Aviv under fire? But Sderot is mostly poor, mostly Sephardi and mostly Likud voters, while Tel Aviv is mostly wealthy, mostly Ashkenazi and mostly votes for parties on the left. In other words, Sderot is NotInMyBackYard. And so Sderot suffered from one rocket after another last week - minus the 3000 residents who have left to become refugees like those expelled from Gaza, while Olmert sipped champagne with George and Condi.
"I highly recommended that we do not get tangled up in operations and costs which are disproportionate to the constraints we are facing," he said.
Olmert expressed his satisfaction with the IDF's performance in fighting terror organizations in the Gaza Strip. "I think that hundreds of dead terrorists in Gaza over the past year are a very significant loss for the terror organizations.," he said
Having said that, Olmert reiterated that in the future he might decide to approve a wide-scale operation in Gaza if he decides it was necessary.
Olmert should be tied to a lamppost in Sderot to await the next Kassam rocket. Maybe then he'd send the IDF into Gaza.