“I said, ‘Get me President Bush on the phone,’ ” Mr. Olmert said in a speech in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, according to The Associated Press. “They said he was in the middle of giving a speech in Philadelphia. I said I didn’t care: ‘I need to talk to him now,’ ” Mr. Olmert continued. “He got off the podium and spoke to me.”
I found this to be interesting and it raised some questions, beginning with, what was he thinking? Was his intent to elevate his political stature within his own country and community or was he being a tad spiteful? Or other? Certainly speaking out as he did, makes one wonder.