Olmert Seems To Be Going To Lose His JobThe war in Lebanon appear to be going to cost Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert his job. Most Israelis are not happy with the results of the 34-day war that did not achieve its main goals of returning two Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah on July 12 as well as destroying the militant Lebanese group.
Army Chief of Staff Dan Halutz said this week he is willing to take responsibility for the war. He added that there will be an investigation.
In Lebanon, European countries have promised to send more than half the 15,000-member peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon after France and Italy alone said they will send 5,000 troops. The Lebanese government welcomed the European step.