Olmert and Bush

The official report on the Israeli prime minister's mishandling of last year's war in Lebanon:

"The prime minister made up his mind hastily, despite the fact that no detailed military plan was submitted to him and without asking for one," the report said. "He made his decision without systematic consultation with others, especially outside the IDF, despite not having experience in external-political and military affairs."

Olmert was also censured for failing to "adapt his plans once it became clear that the assumptions and expectations of Israel's actions were not realistic and were not materializing."

"All of these," the report said, "add up to a serious failure in exercising judgment, responsibility and prudence."

Sound familiar? The Israelis making this criticism will not, I suspect, be accused of being leftists or pro-terror. They are democrats forcing accountability from the responsible party. I want to know when someone in real authority will hold Bush and Cheney fully and personally accountable for wartime irresponsibility, recklessness, deceit, rigidity, arrogance, and war crimes.