Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (shown here during a recent speech) not only wins the duh of the day, this might be the duh of the decade. In interviews on Israel radio today he said Israel made errors in Lebanon. What he should have said that HE made errors but as his practice, he blamed the country and his foreign minister.I am no fan of Livni, but OLMERT was the PM during a failed war. At the time he was he was a POPULAR P.M., with much more than the massive 3% support he enjoys today. The failure of the war in Lebanon can be traced to one person–HIM.
Olmert: Israel made errors in Lebanon JPost.com Staff, THE JERUSALEM POST Apr. 22, 2007 Israel made errors during the Second War in Lebanon, and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni bore some responsibility for them, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said during a series of radio interviews Sunday morning. “We will draw conclusions from all the events that took place, we will make sure to fix the errors, we will make sure to better manage all things connected to security preparedness,” Olmert told Israel Radio, but he emphasized that Israel “totally neutralized the activities of Hizbullah in the North.” “I want to remind you that in every Israeli war there were always acts of heroism and in this war there were wondrous events as well; but there were also failures. The smart thing is to know is to reflect on them and learn from them, to prevent military provocation on both sides…….” In an interview with Army Radio, Olmert said that Livni had been fully involved in the debates that took place before and during the war, and that the foreign minister had also voted in favor of the cease-fire. The prime minister also reiterated that the war had opened a window of political opportunities that had not been possible before. Moving to the topic of Iran, Olmert told Army Radio that the topic was being well taken care of by the international community. “The danger of Teheran is of greatest significance,” the prime minister said, but added that he “refuses to get into apocalyptic predictions that try to create panic and hysteria.” In his interview with Israel Radio, Olmert further expanded on the Iran issue. “The security council has passed two resolutions, which impose unprecedented sanctions,” he said. “I think there is a possibility, even without a military operation, to stop Iran from going nuclear.” Speaking to Army Radio, Olmert rejected the offer made by Pakistan’s President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In an interview with Al-Jazeera aired late Friday, Musharraf said he was “eager” to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and would go to Israel if his offer to mediate were accepted.