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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Monday, August 15, 2005


History will remember Ariel Sharon as a great man, in more than a few senses of the word. He is one of those rare larger than life statesmen who dominate the country and era they live in. Like all of this type, his faults are as big as his virtues. But through him, Israel is getting something right.

It is getting a divorce. (Or to my Catholic friends out there, a valid annulment).

Israel is the husband looking at the partner he has been fighting with for the last 50 years and saying "to hell with you. You can't be reasoned with. I'm leaving."

And he's not leaving her the house. He's leaving her the outhouse and changing the locks to what's worth living in and getting on with his life.

Good luck.