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whalerider55 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-05 07:41 PM
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2. "and why did you sting me after I agreed to carry you?"
asked the fox of the scorpion, as the two of them drowned mid-river.
"Because," said the scorpion. "It is what I am..."

Sharon is the ultimate survivor. He is still a profoundly corrupt and corrupting, genocidal and polarizing figure. He still has a lot of blood on his hands, of Israelis and Palestinians. He may continue to
hold on to power, but we should never confuse the failure of the left to cohere after the death of Rabin and Sharon's ultimate slithering into the role of statesman with an affirmation of him as a person or leader.

he has always practiced the politics of division; he has habitually trimmed his sails to suit his pursuit of power, and he also historically used and disposed of allies to suit his own ambitions.

in effect, sharon has left likud because they believed him when he promoted a policy of settling disputed lands; a policy he was instrumental in creating and enforcing; a policy that has cost thousands of lives. It is a policy he now wants to partially dismantle, and finds his folowers unwilling to swerve.

i've always been a strong supporter of Israel; i've probably got fifty trees planted there in my name from my bar mitzvah. but a thug is a thug, and just because we might share the same friday night rituals, i still reserve my obligation as a person of the hebrew persuasion to oppose those who are inimical to justice.

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  -Poll shows Sharon party ahead IndianaGreen  Nov-24-05 07:23 PM   #0 
  - both conservative parties might start up some "Sabra-rattling,"  MisterP   Nov-24-05 07:38 PM   #1 
  - "and why did you sting me after I agreed to carry you?"  whalerider55   Nov-24-05 07:41 PM   #2 
  - I see. So the person who is responsible for the Gaza  Colorado Blue   Nov-25-05 02:24 PM   #9 
  - so your argument is...  whalerider55   Nov-25-05 04:35 PM   #15 
  - I thought you were writing about Arafat  barb162   Nov-25-05 02:45 PM   #11 
     - some people must really miss blaming Arafat for everything, eh?  thebigidea   Nov-25-05 04:19 PM   #13 
        - No more than those who blame Israel for everything.  Behind the Aegis   Nov-25-05 04:33 PM   #14 
        - I don't miss that corrupt man at all.  barb162   Nov-25-05 08:12 PM   #16 
  - So Joe Lieberman is, like, the only Likud Party member left?  Hyernel   Nov-24-05 10:15 PM   #3 
  - Probably a lot more Likudnic's in the states  Charles19   Nov-24-05 10:29 PM   #4 
  - Just as chickenhawks don't have to go to wars they support  IndianaGreen   Nov-25-05 12:02 PM   #8 
  - .  Behind the Aegis   Nov-25-05 02:25 PM   #10 
  - I think Sharon is a minor genius, actually  Lexingtonian   Nov-24-05 11:22 PM   #5 
  - The problem is not Sharon, the problem are the Likud extremists  IndianaGreen   Nov-25-05 05:38 AM   #6 
     - Heh heh...  yibbehobba   Nov-25-05 05:43 AM   #7 
  - Ariel's da man, doin' the best he make the world a better place.  Jim Sagle   Nov-25-05 03:26 PM   #12 
     - Good point, Jim  barb162   Nov-25-05 08:16 PM   #17 

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