Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Great moments in chuzpah

After getting Congress to swear undying fealty and support for all and any actions Israel might take, PM Olmert is now crowing over his latest accomplishment, calling Feckless Leader to the phone, telling him what to do, and then watch Condi writhe in embarrassment:

Early Friday morning the secretary of state was considering bringing the cease-fire resolution to a UNSC vote and we didn’t want her to vote for it.” Olmert said. “I said ‘get President Bush on the phone.’ They tried and told me he was in the middle of a lecture in Philadelphia. I said ‘I’m not interested, I need to speak to him now.’ He got down from the podium, went out and took the phone call.

A beaming Olmert then described telling President Bush “the US cannot possibly vote in favor of this resolution,” and spoke with pride of how embarrassed US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was at having to abstain from voting for a resolution she helped to organize and gather support for.

You simply cannot make this shit up. Just the combination of the personalities makes it a candidate for the bizarro world championships:

Feckless Leader - a lame duck entering the last week of his disastrous presidency. Nothing political to lose, but still so weak-minded he is called to the phone like the cur he is.

Olmert - corrupt and vicious, a politician in the middle of his second war, their only benefits have been the civilian casualties that puff up his and his countries ego.

Condi - the worst National Security Adviser ever, the worst Secretary of State ever, now spending most of her time 'defending' the administration, but with enough spare time to humiliate herself and her country. What would it take to get this person to resign?

Nothing conceivable, evidently. This is the money quote from the article:

Just days later Rice too was lashing out at the resolution as “unacceptable.”

This is going to be a long week.


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