The United Kingdom's recent attempt to issue an arrest warrant for Tzipi Livni because of her supposed war crimes from last year's 'Aza incursion is bizarre. Not because it's strange that a different country would brazenly issue such a warrant but because of who they chose.
Consider that Tzipi Livni, since becoming the number 2 in Kadima under Ehud Olmert has been more leftist and anti-Israel than many Arab politicians, constantly preaching about unilateral withdrawals and doing all but offering sexual favours to Mahmood Abbas in return for unenforceable agreements. If Livni had won the last elections one could only imagine the disasterous course she would have set Israel on. She is, in no uncertain terms, the best leader for Israel the State's enemies could ever have hoped for.
And yet it's Livni that the Arabs tried to arrange to have arrested! What on Earth could they have been thing?
Before this week's scandal, all the polls were showing that Livni was losing her luster. She was suffering from overexposure, and her speeches had become stale. Her No. 2, Shaul Mofaz, had started overshadowing her, and even the most sympathetic columnists mocked her inability to unite her party against the Golan referendum bill.
Then came the reports that an arrest warrant had been issued against Livni by a judge in Westminster, and the centrist leader suddenly became the center of attention. Lead headlines were devoted to her, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu defended her, Vice Premier Silvan Shalom said "we are all Livni" and even Mofaz praised her.
All this for a visit to London that had been canceled two weeks ago because British Prime Minister Gordon Brown wasn't available to see her. On Wednesday, Brown called Livni to tell her she was welcome in Britain at any time.
Yeah, like she's going to trust him on that.
Let's face it: Tzippi Livni's biggest asset was her unflinchingm Hillary Clintonesque belief that she was the best person in the world to run Israel. In spite of constantly failing to defend her country in times of war, in spite of opposing every measure the Likud proposes to strengthen the country's position, she continued to believe that people would eventually vote for her simply because she was Tzippi Livni. And the act has worn thin.
Yet, as noted above, she is the dream candidate for Israel's enemies. More concerned with what the Europeans and BH Obama think than her own people's safety, she would make the ideal prime minister for our enemies who wish to weaken and ultimately destroy the State. And this morning the news reported that Hamas itself has been involved with the recent attempt to arrest Livni. If that doesn't give her notoriety, nothing will.
Hopefully Israels will get over the feeling of "Hey, they threatened one of us..." the minute Livni resumes her "We must unilaterally surrender everything so they'll give us discount felafel..." speeches.