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Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Well, well, well.

Listen, I won’t deny that it was just a few years ago that I felt that Sharon was being persecuted by those in charge. After all, he was a hero of the Right, and a successful one at that.

It annoyed me to no end when Judge Cheshin cut off his broadcast in the middle right before the election while he was answering the accusations, while Mitzna got a free hour long infomercial the next day.

But over the past year I’ve had to completely reevaluate my opinion of the man, what he stands for, his motivations, and his accomplishments.

Worse, I’ve had to reevaluate what his opponents have said about him, to see if they were in anyway correct.

There’s no denying there is some truth in many things that were said (not that Peres, for instance, is any cleaner, just smarter), just as there is no longer any doubt that the level of disrespect for laws and societal norms running through the Sharon family is incredible.

As these latest allegations unfold, one can only hope that they will oblige him to stand down (because despite everything, the Israelis will still vote for him). Unlikely, I know, but one can hope.

3 comments:

Joe said...

You know, I felt exactly like you did - but in 1982 when Sharon was known as the Butcher of Beirut.

Now, at last, he's doing the right thing.

Joe Settler said...

What's the right thing?

Taking bribes?
Destroying any deterrence we had left?
Not defending Sderot?
Leaving Gaza and then sending troops back in?
Letting terrorist and weapons enter freely from Egypt?
Kicking Jews of of their homes?


I think Sharon did wonderful things in the past defending the country, building settlements (which are a very good thing), but I think his motivations were impure: self aggrandizement and power.

Now his incentives have changed and therefore so have his actions.

Anonymous said...

But we "the zionist camp" knew Sharon was bad, but we ignored him as long as he helped us. We laughed when Sarid and others told us how Sharon was bad.

The zionist camp must learn from our mistakes.

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