Report on Lebanon War Slams Olmert

Israeli cabinet member resigns, urges embattled PM to follow
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2007 7:49 AM CDT
Report on Lebanon War Slams Olmert
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(Newser) – Israel’s investigation into last summer’s bungled war in Lebanon has produced a firestorm of  criticism directed at Ehud Olmert, who is now fighting for his political survival. The Winograd Commission’s initial report accused the prime minister of “supreme and comprehensive personal responsibility” for the war’s failure.

The final report emerges in July. Meanwhile, a member of Olmert's cabinet, Eitan Cabel, stepped down in protest this morning, and is urging the PM to do the same. "The report is indeed harsh," Olmert confessed at a Kadima meeting yesterday. "But I have no intention of resigning." (Read more Ehud Olmert stories.)

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