Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Israelis are furiously debating...
...exactly which of the country's political and military leaders must resign or be dismissed.
In the government: Just Olmert? Olmert and Peretz? Olmert, Peretz and Livni? What about Hirschson and Bar-On?
In the IDF: Halutz? Kaplinsky? Adam? Hirsch?
How low should we go?
I have yet to meet an Israeli who believes we won this war. I have yet to find anyone who thinks this government should stay in office any longer than is necessary to replace it. It's not about left or right. This was a war of national consensus, and it has left us with a new national consensus: They must go.
We just have to work out exactly who, and how to get rid of them.
Then we have to figure out who should take their places.
And we have to do it fast, since in the wake of our glorious victory Syria, Iran and the Palestinians are already issuing new threats against us.
There's no time to lose.