Friday, September 15, 2006

Fit Olmert up for his war crimes cell

Via Lenin’s Tomb, which found it via a Patrick Cockburn column (found here or here), Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, on being taken to task because his attack on Lebanon was a ‘complete failure’, responded to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee with a rather stunning admission (my emphasis):

“What did you think, that there would be a war and nothing would happen to our soldiers?  The claim that we lost is unfounded. Half of Lebanon is destroyed; is that a loss?"

Needless to say, it is anti-Semitic to suggest that one of the goals of the attack was to destroy Lebanon, and therefore I suppose anti-Semitic to quote the admission of the Prime Minister of Israel that the entire attack was a success because half of a non-threatening sovereign nation was destroyed.