Israel’s Jimmy Carter Sends Wrong Message
Posted by Mike on June 29, 2008
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has once again displayed unfathomable incompetence when it comes to defending his country. Earlier today, the Prime Minister convinced his Cabinet to agree to a “prisoner exchange” in which Hezbollah will deliver the remains of two dead Israeli soldiers in exchange for the remains of ten terrorists and the release of five Hezbollah terrorists currently in Israeli custody.
Some message this deal sends to Hamas, the terrorist organization holding Gilad Shalit captive. Israel’s enemies can now conclude that a dead soldier is a sufficient price for the return of their terrorist foot soldiers.
Earlier this week, Olmert successfully delayed the inevitable, but I can’t wait until Israel votes again. When that happens, it will be interesting to see how Hezbollah and Hamas deal with the return of Benjamin Netanyahu.
HT on the title: Hugh Hewitt
Big Lizards has more on the so-called prisoner exchange.