Why am I not talking about the DRC? Why am I not writing about Russia? Why am I not talking about leverage the Pentagon weilds over the political process?
Anyway, a few days I gave Olmert a 50/50 for his combined decisions (at least, the combined decisions of the Israeli government) to both dismantle one of the worst settlements and not pay 55 million to the Palis as part of a revenue sharing agreement (re: customs). The Israelis will pay at least this time. It looks like they will stop the day Hamas takes government, which is sheer idiocy, and against the spirit of a Republic, but apparently they really don't care, or have other priorities.