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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:32 PM
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Analysis: Olmert must swallow his pride,
adopt UN resolution

By Uzi Benziman, Haaretz Correspondent
Haaretz

Last update - 02:44 11/08/2006

It is to be hoped that the United Nations Security Council will quickly pass the resolution ending the war in Lebanon in the spirit of the agreement revealed on Thursday. Ehud Olmert must be encouraged to lead the cabinet firmly to adopt it.

This war broke out in no small way because of the Israeli leadership's lack of diplomatic-military experience and failure to predict the future. Olmert will have to be magnanimous in accepting the compromise taking shape internationally, because it will be an admission of Israel's inability to achieve its declared goals.

There is reason to believe he has this quality. He is not a cynic who, for reasons of prestige or other extraneous considerations, would take tens of thousands of soldiers into battle to risk their lives.

The diplomatic solution, in spite of its limitations and the bitter pills to be swallowed, is preferable to expanding the war, since a new military move would not change the outcome of the armed conflict.

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http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/749257.html
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:52 PM
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1. One can hope, but I'm not holding my breath here, are you? ....n/t
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:54 PM
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2. Do you think his kindergarten evaluation
said he did not play well with others?
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:35 PM
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3. These political leaders often have some strange pasts! B* and Frist
and animal cruelty, for example. Not sure how they got along with fellow kindergarteners, but one would think that future leaders would play the best with others! Unless of course, they remain as unconquered 'bullies on the block' that extends itself to 'bullies in the universe.'
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