Olmert took his leave with a sarcastic, though not angry, expression of gratitude.
The reception, too, was the same: just like in New York, Olmert was repeatedly interrupted by angry hecklers in D.C. today.
What happened to Olmert has basically destroyed the political center.
There is also the conviction that Olmert has made a major transformation in the name of peace.
If anything, Olmert's campaign strengthened Hamas politically.
In response, Netanyahu said Olmert was trying to tarnish his administration ahead of parliamentary elections next week.
Some of the generals told Olmert that not only could the military not cut its budget, it actually needed more money.
Olmert left office when he was, according to his own public statement, on the brink of forging a peace accord.
The second casualty of the indictment and trial of Olmert is the Kadima party.
A Haaretz poll last week showed that Olmert was the one candidate of the center or left who could get more votes than Netanyahu.