Originally Posted by enjolras
Here-in lies the complexity of our world today. It is clear to me that the world would be a MUCH better place if Ariel Sharon had no power. He's caught between his hard-liner voting base, and a strong challenge from the other side. He has no interest in peace, no interest in solving the conflict. Instead he pushes forward, making a horrible situation just that much worse. He has failed so completely where Rabin almost succeeded.
props for mentioning that the complexities of the world. true nuff. what i don't see though, is that sharon has shown -no- interest in peace or solving the conflict. he is currently supporting a total pullout from gaza, settlers and military. that's something right there. sure, they are expanding in the west bank and more could be done, but the palestinians should be expected to step up to the table as well. don't see much being contributed towards the peace from arafat and co.
all this in the face of constant suicide bombings over the past few years from enemies who have sworn to destroy the state of israel.