20 June 2009

So, Ms Clinton, why did you lie?

When Haaretz raises its reedy voice in protest, you know that somebody owes an explanation. No matter that lying comes easy to pols, one shouldn't do it when one is in peril of being outed so easily. And here it comes:

Letter from Dov Weisglass to NSA Condoleezza Rice
On behalf of the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Mr. Ariel Sharon, I wish to reconfirm the following understanding, which had been reached between us:

1. Restrictions on settlement growth: within the agreed principles of settlement activities, an effort will be made in the next few days to have a better definition of the construction line of settlements in Judea and Samaria [the West Bank]. An Israeli team, in conjunction with Ambassador Kurtzer, will review aerial photos of settlements and will jointly define the construction line of each of the settlements.
Good enough?