Olmert admits defeat, and tells the residents of Sderot to get used to jihad attacks. When has the leader of a nation ever spoken this way? The sooner the Israelis get a new Prime Minister, the better.
By Hana Levi Julian for Israel National News (thanks to WriterMom):
(IsraelNN.com) Prime Minister Ehud Olmert warned in a speech at the annual Caesarea Conference Thursday night that Sderot residents should not expect to be completely protected against Kassam rocket attacks fired at the town from northern Gaza.
The Prime Minister declared that his government cannot offer reinforced rooftops for every edifice within rocket range, saying: “A country cannot protect itself ad infinitum, because there would be no end to it.”
He added that providing rocket-proof structures to all the city”s beleaguered residents who have suffered continuous rocket attacks for seven years, would come at the expense of the security establishment’s operational needs.
The Prime Minister also took a swipe at the media and said it should not “encourage, even mutely, demands of citizens that no normal government could accept.”