Friday, November 24, 2006

Olmert on truth serum

Olmert’s just a ton o’ laughs these days.  First, he confirms the existence and massive power of the Israel lobby, thus putting the last nail into Chomsky’s intellectual coffin (btw, it is not an exaggeration  to note that Venezuela lost its bid for a security council seat the minute Hugo Chavez mentioned Chomsky’s name in his UN speech).  Then, he informs us that the Iraq war was good for Israeli security, which, when coupled with his acknowledgment of Lobby power, means the attack on Iraq was about Israeli security (the Americans will now have something for which to give thanks).  Finally (my emphasis in red):

“Prime Minister Ehud Olmert 's office denied allegations that the PM used classified information in order to censure Defense Minister Amir Peretz for a telephone conversation with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Former and current members of the defense establishment who spoke to Ynet Wednesday harshly criticized the use of classified information for personal political ends.

Wednesday morning, Yedioth Aharonoth reported that the prime minister used top secret intelligence information in order to censure Peretz for and, by doing so, exposed a number of Israeli intelligence capabilities, including the capability to listen to Abbas' conversations.”