October 16, 2007

WHOM YOU TREAT AS A NATION IS ONE:

Olmert Defends Deal With Hezbollah (STEVEN ERLANGER, 10/16/07, NY Times)

Defending the government’s decision to make a minor deal with the Hezbollah militia in southern Lebanon, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel said today that Israel’s enemies were engaging in “an ugly and cynical trade in emotions” and that the release of two captured Israeli soldiers was not imminent.

Speaking in Ashdod, Mr. Olmert said that the swap of a captured Hezbollah fighter and two dead comrades for the body of an Israeli citizen who had drowned two years ago in a swimming accident had been part of the United Nations-moderated talks to return two Israeli soldiers captured at the start of last summer’s war.


When two parties sit down to negotiate one side has already won.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 16, 2007 3:48 PM
Comments

You're not the only beautiful dreamer who's in a Palestinian state...of mind.

Posted by: Barry Meislin at October 17, 2007 3:02 AM

No one moves to an embargoed state happily.

Posted by: oj at October 17, 2007 6:09 AM
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