Excerpts as per Dr. Aaron Lerner, IMRA;
“And in Lebanon, we will insist on compliance with the terms stipulated long ago by the international community, as unequivocally expressed only yesterday in the resolution of the 8 leading countries of the world:
– The return of the hostages, Ehud (Udi) Goldwasser and Eldad Regev;
– A complete cease fire;
– Deployment of the Lebanese army in all of Southern Lebanon;
– Expulsion of Hezbollah from the area, and fulfillment of United Nations Resolution 1559.
We will not suspend our actions.”
For the full text of Olmert’s speech, click here.
Olmert Camp Readies Damage Control for Winograd Report
“Prof. Yehezkel Dror, a member of the Winograd Committee, prepared and circulated a draft of a study he prepared regarding the Lebanon War before he was appointed to the Committee.
He authorized BESA to release the draft of the report in light of the
leaking of the Winograd Report to Channel 10.”
Aaron Lerner’s full summary of the “Dror Report” can be found here.
“Edelstein said the Knesset should be dissolved if the two leaders refused to resign. ‘At a time when the State of Israel faces the most dangerous existential threats in its history, it is forbidden for Olmert and Peretz to stall for time at the expense of national security,’ he said.”
The apparent bottom line which probably WON’T appear in the Winograd report; In their consuming disdain of Jewishness, Olmert, Peretz and Livni cared more about convergence, consolidation, realignment than they did about planning and carrying out the defense the nation. MB