Now Kapo Olmert is refusing to protect the people of Israel. Insanity folks. As one commenter remarked, "Rarely does one see such concentrated stupidity."
Clearly he has a point with his "get over it" message to Israelis. Given that he defines security in terms of releasing terrorists who sign abstinence pledges, think of the overcrowding in Palestinian 12-step programs alone that would ensue if all were let go at once:
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Thursday that he had no intention of providing maximal protection to all residents of Gaza periphery communities. "A country cannot protect itself ad infinitum, because there would be no end to it."
Olmert was addressing the Caesarea Conference.
The prime minister added that stepping up protection would be "just as [ineffective] as the demand to solve Sderot's Kassam problem by wiping Beit Hanun and other towns in Gaza off the face of the earth.
Nice straw man argument. Well, since we can't "wipe them off the face of the earth," let's release them from our prisons, and pretend we aren't paying the salaries of thousands of terrorists via Abbas. Hamas solved its Fatah problem permanently (and probably the dreaded armed clan threat as well) in Gaza with probably less than 100 deaths.
The prime minister appealed to the residents of the Gaza periphery: "In the short term we cannot supply you with all of the personal security that we would like to provide, because such protection would draw from expensive resources that are needed for other critical security needs."
The immediate personal security need is a change in government. Hamas hurling rockets is an act of war by a duly elected government.
Olmert also addressed the media, asking that they "not encourage, even mutely, demands of citizens that no normal government could accept." He added that "life in Israel entails a certain security risk, and anyone who chooses to live in the Jewish state is accepting this risk." And yet, "the risk in Israel is lower than the risk threatening Jews in other parts of the world."