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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Ehud On The Politics Of Resignation

I'm shocked and angered by the resignation of Labor Secretary-General Eitan Cabel from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government in the wake of the Winograd Committee Interim Report.

Ehud Olmert takes matters into his own handsJust because a Prime Minister rushes into a war "on impulse" with "no clear planning or preparation" and "without reviewing different courses of action before making fateful decisions", what sort of reason is this to resign? Especially when his party is in coalition with Labour, as well as the Pensioners and the Ultra-Orthodox Shas party.

Obviously it's not the sort of thing that we would do in this country, but nevertheless the invasion of Lebanon taught the terrorists a thing or two and was worthwhile in the end, despite the fact that no Lebanese weapons of mass destruction were found and absolutely nothing was achieved apart from the killing of thousands of civilians.

I hope Ehud Olmert remains resolute and does not himself resign as a result of this nonsense. Just because he has been accused of corruption and his popularity ratings have fallen to single digit numbers is hardly a reason to resign and throw the country into chaos.

1 comment:

Edna Gribbins said...

I think it's shocking, these politicians hanging on like grim death when the end should have come painlessly months ago. It would never happen here!