* Â Of course, the equally clueless Livni will probably succeed him.
“PM announces he will resign after Kadima elects new leader,”
from theÂ Jerusalem Post, July 30:
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert held a special press conference on Wednesday at 8 p.m. where he announced he will not run in the Kadima primary scheduled to take place in September.Olmert said he would resign from office upon selection of a successor, and would allow his successor to attempt to form a coalition.
The premier lashed out at his political adversaries without naming any of them – either from Kadima or other parties – personally.
Olmert opened his speech by expressing his pride to be a citizen of Israel: “As a citizen in a democracy I have always believed that when a person is elected prime minister in Israel, even those who opposed him in the ballot want him to succeed.
“But instead I found myself subjected to constant investigations and criticism. Almost from day one, I had to repel personal attacks and postpone decisions that are pertinent to the security of the State.”
Olmert then proceeded to recount the successes of his premiership: “And yet, Israel’s position has improved.
“The North enjoys tranquility; Israel’s deterrence has immeasurably improved. I am proud of these achievements,” he said.
Achievements? The North is threatened with imminent attack and the South is already under attack. And he is whining about personal attacks.