December 19, 2005
Fruits Of Sharon's Labor(no pun intended)
Yes, we can see that ceding Gaza to the Palestinians is paying some real dividends.
Palestinian terrorists in Gaza have fired an almost daily portion of Kassam rockets towards Israel over the past two weeks, and yesterday's serving included a rocket that landed in the southern areas of Ashkelon. Defense Minister Sha'ul Mofaz convened a meeting of senior defense establishment figures, and demanded that the army continue to fire artillery at northern Gaza as a deterrence measure.
And now it looks like some Israeli politicians are borrowing a chapter from the American Democratic Party, the chapter titled, "Politics Before Country."
Mofaz was running for head of the Likud until last week, when he suddenly decided to transfer to Ariel Sharon's Kadima party, where he is guaranteed a Knesset seat and, most likely, a Cabinet position. In light of what many viewed as his unabashed opportunism, many questions were raised as to his fitness to make life-and-death decisions in the capacity of Defense Minister.
I know I'm going to hate to see where this all ends...
Posted by Seth at December 19, 2005 05:56 AM