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Sharon Does Not Get the Credit He Deserves

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Submitted by Ron Polland (United States), May 22, 2002 at 09:21

I think it takes extraordinary courage to pursue a path that you know is right when everyone else in the world is condeming your actions, calling you all sorts of horrible names, and accusing you of crimes you never committed.

I am, of course, speaking of Ariel Sharon.

No, he may not be the bightest bulb as a politician or statesman, but he knows that the surest way to peace is to defeat the terrorist processes that thwart it.

He also knows that the more concessions you hand to those who support terror, the more violent and greedier they get. Likewise, he also knows that the reverse is true.

Might does make right.

He knows that to cowtow to outside pressure will undermine Israel's right to self-determination and self-preservation.

The reason terrorist attacks continue after "Operation Defensive Shield" is because the US joined the "blame Israel" bandwagon on which rides world opinion, and pressured Sharon to cut short his plan to thoroughly destroy the terror network.

Critics charge that Sharon has no grand vision for a peaceful solution. So what?

Before thinknig about how to rebuild your house, you have to put out the fire that is destroying it first.
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