Thursday, August 10, 2006

Just when you thought the government couldn't get worse ...

it does. Yesterday, there was a 6 hour cabinet meeting with a "dramatic" decision to expand operations in Lebanon. I, along with many others thought, better late then never. Today it turns out that the "dramatic" decision was a sham. All the papers are reporting Cabinet suspends Lebanon offensive to give UN time to end the crisis (Haaretz). In other words, there is no new offensive just more of the same. Soldiers being killed for basically no reason in Lebanon and 150-200 missiles a day falling on the North.

In addition, now of course the US is opposed to any further military moves that Israel makes. The US has no faith in Israel that anything positive will come out from this given the government's complete incompetence so far.

I don't know what else I can say that can express my anger and frustration with the government.

Uri Dan has a good column in todays Jerusalem Post. He writes:

This is the first war waged by Israel during which at least part of the cabinet is talking as if it hopes an imposed cease-fire agreement will end the war.
In every previous war Israel did its best to fight up to the last moment, up to the cease-fires that were forced on it.
How pathetic, in comparison, that today some cabinet ministers appear like beggars on the street - pledging that they will allow the IDF to advance north to the Litani River, "only if no diplomatic solution can be found."

He writes the following about the leftist "nuts" as well.

One just has to read the delusional drivel produced by Israel's "literary elite" - A.B. Yehoshua, Amos Oz and David Grossman. True, they write, the war in Lebanon is justified - but we must stop it immediately.

We have to talk, explains the daydreaming Yehoshua. We must extricate Hizbullah from the madness of suicide. Yehoshua and his ilk do not learn anything from history. That is how they sold us on the idea that Arafat was a "peace partner" - and it is what they are doing now with Hizbullah.

These intellectuals - who would have the Jewish state commit suicide - pose a real danger. Their views should be discarded.

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