""They got him off the podium, brought him to another room and I spoke to him. I told him, 'You can't vote in favour of this resolution.' He said, 'Listen, I don't know about it, I didn't see it, I'm not familiar with the phrasing.'"
Olmert said he then told Bush: "'I'm familiar with it. You can't vote in favour.'
"He gave an order to the secretary of state and she did not vote in favour of it — a resolution she cooked up, phrased, organised and manoeuvred for. She was left pretty shamed and abstained on a resolution she arranged," Olmert said.
Fourteen of the Security Council's 15 members supported the resolution, which has failed to halt Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip and Hamas's cross-border rocket fire." Reuters
Olmert is fighting for his life and trying to look like a tough guy, but the sheer arrogance and "wag the dog" quality of this is noteworthy.
Is Olmert's successor going to call Obama and "order" him to order Hillary to shut up if Israel does not like what she is saying or doing.
One of Israel's greatest weakness is thos notion that they have that they are more clever, more capable and generally superior to most people.
Too clever by half as the Brits might say. Too clever by half… pl