Today's Reading Assignment
Rick Moran at RightWing Nuthouse, on the scandals and problems currently ensnarling Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. His implication is clear: will an Israeli Prime Minister facing a likely criminal investigation--and saddled with marginal leadership at the top of the IDF--be able to pull the trigger on Iran?
Read Rick's column and decide for yourself. At a critical juncture in its history, Israel cannot afford strategic paralysis at the top of its government. At this point, I'd say that Olmert needs to replace his IDF Chief of Staff (Lt Gen Dan Halutz), and think about stepping down himself, if his personal scandals grow worse.
The odds of that actually happening? Slim to none. And therein lies the danger for Israel.