Monday, January 08, 2007
Well, the imprudence of Olmert's government does not appear to have a limit. After the rumors of a plan for an israeli air strike against Iran with tactical nuclear weapons, for the inhabilitation of the sites believed to be related to the development of Iran's nuclear capability, the only prudent thing to do when asked about the accuracy of those reports would have been to say "the state of Israel does not discuss in public its strategic military plans", or words to that effect.
I think it is absolutely clear even to a 10-year old kid that for deterrence to work, you must never say or imply that you renounce the use of force. I mean, would you place a sign in the front door of your house that said "This home is gun-free and the owners herewith publicly renounce any use of force against trespassers"? If you ever do, don't count on me ever visiting you at home.
Well, that is exactly what Mr. Olmert will not understand, as his government has disavowed the reports of a plan to strike Iran with nukes.
Now, what will he answer should it come the time when there is actually a military plan soon to be undertaken? Will he commit the idiocy of saying "yes, we are now planning to attack Iran next Friday, I think between 6 and 9 pm"?
When are the people of Israel going to awaken and oust this man from power?