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Monday, November 06, 2006


Shock! Horror! Gambling in the (ethnically cleansed) casino!

In today's shocking news, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and various ministers in his Cabinet "quickly distanced themselves" from remarks by Olmert's new Deputy Prime Minister, Avigdor Lieberman. Lieberman's remarks, calling for the ethnic cleansing of Israel, were nothing he hasn't said many times, and nothing that came as a surprise to anyone, least of all Olmert or anyone else in Israel. Olmert says, "The opinions he expressed are not the government's position, and Lieberman knows that I am for complete equal rights for the Arab citizens of Israel. As long as I am the prime minister, that is the policy of the government." Well, "complete equal rights" is nonsense, Olmert doesn't support any such thing (just to name one, the right to marry anyone in the world you want to and have them actually live with you). But the simple fact is that, by appointing Lieberman as Deputy Prime Minister, Olmert deliberately and knowingly legitimized Lieberman's position, not to mention putting Lieberman in a better position to some day be prime minister.

But let's all pretend to be shocked.

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