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Sunday, January 13, 2013

If he can't run the country, he will try to destroy it

Frustrated by polls that say that the overwhelming majority of Israelis believe he has no place in running the country, former Prime Minister Ehud K. Olmert has set out to destroy us. Our mendacious Leftist media is happy to continue to grant Olmert a platform to spout his venom, with Channel 2 television doing the honors in a Friday interview with the sleazebag in which he claims that the current government is 'wasting money' on its Defense budget.
In the past two years we have spent more than NIS 11 billion on “security hallucinations that were not performed and will not be performed,” Olmert said, speaking in an interview to Channel 2.
He said that there was a surplus in the defense budget that should be cut, but that politicians were not willing to discuss this possibility in the lead-up to an election.
Olmert said the stalled peace process with the Palestinians should be the central issue being debated in the election campaign and that the candidates were not addressing the issue.
He criticized Labor chairwoman Shelly Yacimovich specifically, saying that she had once been a supporter of the Hadash party, which supports withdrawing to the pre- 1967 lines, but was now a “supporter of the settlers.”
The former prime minister said that as long as the peace process remained stalled, Israel’s situation would become increasingly difficult, the country would become further isolated and ties with the US would become increasingly strained.
Olmert reiterated his support for Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz in the current election, saying that he had never left the party.
The Prime Minister has slammed Olmert as 'irresponsible.' I would have gone further.
"Not one shekel was wasted," Netanyahu told Israel Radio Sunday morning. "When it comes to the security of Israel, there is no waste."
The prime minister cited the construction of a border fence along the southern border, the development and deployment of the Iron Dome rocket defense system and the recent military offensive in Gaza, saying that all of them cost billions of shekels but none were a waste.
Addressing the Iranian threat specifically, Netanyahu defended his record in the past three years, saying that he worked on two tracks to stop Iran proliferating nuclear weapons.
The first track, he said, was to build international pressure to put sanctions on Iran, "and that worked."
The second track was to build Israel's military operational capabilities to strike the Islamic Republic should it become necessary.
There is no talk about the 'Palestinians' in the election because nearly all Israelis other than Olmert, his egomaniac friend Tzipi Livni, and hallucinatory Shimon Peres, understand that there is no partner for peace on the 'Palestinian' side. Yacimovitch would probably love to make peace with the 'Palestinians' but even she now understands either that going back to the 1949 armistice lines won't bring peace or that supporting such a move will not win votes in this election.

What Netanyahu should have said is that had Olmert taken advantage of the golden opportunities handed to him to destroy Hezbullah in 2006 and Hamas in 2008-09, perhaps we wouldn't need so many security fences now.

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