"The Most Realistic Person In The World"
"He [Olmert] is the most realistic person in the world. "
-- from the article linked below
Is he "realistic" enough to find out even the most elementary things about Islam that any Israeli leader has a duty to find out about, such as the Muslim view that no land once possessed by Muslims can ever be yielded, and that the size of what remains un-repossessed is irrelevant? Is he, Ehud Olmert, so much the "realist" -- the "most realistic person in the world," one friend calls him, that of course he knows all about the Treaty of Al-Hudaibiyya, as the model for all subsequent treaties made by Muslims with Infidels, so that he never for one instant had any faith in negotiations or treaties with the Arabs -- whether they are the Gazan Arabs or the other Arabs, the ones in the Arab-occupied "West Bank"?
Surely the "most realistic person in the world" who happens to be the leader of Israel, responsible for the security of the state and its people, would -- let's be realistic -- know all about these things. Wouldn't he?
Posted on 07/31/2008 6:37 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald