Monday, July 21, 2008

The Larger Story That Overshadows Accusations Of Olmert's Corruption

Powerline addresses the accusations of Olmert's corruption--and the counter-accusation.

Addressing an issue that seems to be getting short shrift due to the attention Olmert is getting, Paul Mirengoff concludes:
Israelis live under great pressure, and it is not surprising that they have become quite materialistic. Americans are at least as bad, with less excuse. And while an Israel as materialistic as today's might not have prevailed in 1948, there's no reason to assume that it cannot survive today, given the technological and related advantages it possesses. But a corrupt Israel -- one in which its soldiers are asked to sacrifice so much while its leaders line their pockets -- is another matter.
Israel's underlying problem is one that the Winograd Commission did not address.

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