Some people just don’t get it. They”ll stand in the midday sun and swear that night has fallen. They will stare down the barrel of a gun and claim they see an olive branch. Welcome to the world of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
“Things in Gaza are turning around, Olmert says,” by Ahiya Raved for Ynet:
Olmert spoke in a conference held by The Foundation Fund (Keren Hayesod), an organization dedicated to raising funds for Israel all over the world.
“I’ll be meeting with President Mubarak, King Abdullah and Abu Mazen on Monday, and together we’ll try to create a fresh start for us and for the Palestinians,” he said.
Another fresh start. Someone please remind me how many of these starts we have seen. I have lost count.
“We’ll have the hand of the US guiding us. President Bush wants to see the vision of a Palestinian state co-existing peacefully alongside Israel realized before he leaves his presidency.
Forget it. The Palestinians will see that it never happens. They don’t want it to. They never did. There may be a Palestinian state, but it will never co-exist peacefully alongside Israel.
Some say it (the violence in the Strip) only proves we have no partner for peace. I choose to see the chances, not just the difficulties. I think things in Gaza are turning around for the better.”
The icing on the cake. Things in Gaza are getting better? Excuse me, Mr. Olmert”¦but have you watched the news lately? Are you aware that Iran is sitting in your backyard? Are you aware that the worst kind of Islamic state is just on the other side of a security fence?
Are you serious?
Crossposted from The American Israeli Patriot.