Friday, January 11, 2008

Bush League Leadership

Dry Bones cartoon: Bush calls on Israeli politicians to support Olmert.
During his visit to Israel, Bush called on Israeli politicians to support and keep Olmert in office. I don't figure it's big news outside of the Jewish state. The story as reported on YNet is that:
Three scant weeks before the Winograd Commission issues its final report, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert received a noteworthy boost of support from visiting US President George W. Bush.

Olmert is "a strong political leader," said Bush at a dinner party with cabinet ministers, as well as Olmert and his wife Aliza. The US President called on Olmert's deputies and coalition leaders to safeguard Olmert so that he could continue to lead. -more

Persistent rumors in Israel (now making their way into Israeli media reports) allege that the Bush/Rice pressure on Israel for further concessions has been orchestrated by Olmert himself!!?

Your thoughts? Predictions?

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