Thursday, January 05, 2006
The World is Too Much With Us
I never thought of Ariel Sharon as someone I would like to know personally, but I've noticed that many effective politicians are people I don't like. On the other hand, the few nice people I know who tried careers in politics have not been successful, even after they won elections. That all seems beside the point when you're talking about World Leaders. Having the responsibility for the security of millions of people is not a job I would want, and I was counting on Sharon to do it. I was counting on what seemed to be his evolving understanding of the uses of power. I was counting on his ushering in a new beginning. Now it's past tense, and I'm deeply concerned. And sad.