Olmert has come out with a rather intriguing statement. He said yesterday: “It doesn't matter how many people came to the square, because decisions are made in the Knesset and not in demonstrations, because we are not a banana republic. And anyway, public opinion will soon flip in our favour.”
Well, so much for ‘democracy’, but it’s that last sentence which is the real problem. One has to wonder what is going to happen to cause ‘public opinion to flip’. It’s at such a low ebb at the moment that it’s going to need something big to flip it. And what does he mean by ‘soon’?
One can rest assured that, if it has anything to do with Israeli foreign policy that is going to make Israel better off, then it will be at the expense of one of its neighbours.
Hopefully he’s just bluffing and that no one will end up dead just so that ‘public opinion will soon flip in his favour’.
But somehow I don’t think so