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Monday, January 28, 2008

Bad news on Winograd?

Israel Radio just reported that three members of the Winograd Commission complimented Prime Minister Ehud K. Olmert for the ground operation during the last sixty hours of the war. The compliments were allegedly given in the still confidential portions of Olmert's testimony before the Commission.

If the report is correct, it makes it less likely that the Commission report will be harsh enough to bring about Olmert's resignation or removal.


At 2:38 AM, Blogger Nannette said...

If they think that Lebanon was bad... things are going to get a LOT worse! :-(

By Caroline Glick

Tuesday Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had his first reported telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Their conversation was a sign of the rising intimacy in Egyptian-Iranian relations in the wake of November's US National Intelligence Estimate on Iran's nuclear weapons program. According to media reports, the two men discussed the situation in Gaza.

Their conversation brought immediate results.
Wednesday Mubarak allowed Hamas to take control of the international border between Egypt and Gaza. Hundreds of thousands of Gazans streamed across the border. Mubarak maintained his faith with Ahmadinejad even after the US Wednesday afternoon began demanding that he reassert Egyptian control over the border. Wednesday evening Mubarak said that the border will remain open.
Its medium term goals involve extending its control over Gaza to Judea and Samaria and then unifying the west and east banks of the Jordan River by overwhelming the border with Jordan in much the same way it took control over the border with Gaza.
Hamas's border takeover was synchronized to take place at the same time as Hamas leaders were meeting with their Palestinian and Lebanese jihadist counterparts at an anti-peace conference in Damascus. The conference, held under Syrian and Iranian sponsorship was supposed to be held at the same time as US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's peace conference at Annapolis.

At 6:30 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

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At 6:31 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Carl - I wouldn't be surprised at these selective leaks in advance of the release of the official Winograd report from Olmert's partisans in the government. Its a matter of framing the PR debate to make the boss look good.

Whom no one really likes.


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