Friday, December 26, 2008

Olmert's Infamous "Tiredness"

Last September, I blogged about Ehud Olmert's dangerous "tired" theme and that I had found a similar attitude over 50 years ago:

There Was Someone "Tired" Before Olmert

"We are tired of fighting and winning", bemoaned Ehud Olmert.

Well, there was someone before him.

Moshe Sharett's volume of selected speeches and documents has just appeared and on p. 554 I found that in a speech to the 24th Zionist Congress, on April 24, 1956, in response to an attack on the government by Menachem Begin, Sharett said:

"This government...prefers peace to victory".

Other nations call this defeatism.

Olmert, back in June 2005, had pronounced this:

We are tired of fighting, we are tired of being courageous, we are tired of winning, we are tired of defeating our enemies.

Well, now I can say that Olmert's attitude is that his government prefers politics above anything, fooling around while the terror grows.

His "tiredness" has desiccated this country's gumption, weakening national fortitude.

P.S. ObiterDicta pointed me here.

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