...in the current reality of the Middle East, Mr. Sharon has just boldly gone where Mr. Netanyahu fears to tread. Mr. Sharon's withdrawal of Israeli settlers from Gaza, completed last week, was a historic shift that should be acknowledged and extended.
Now that Mr. Sharon has demonstrated that he is able to carry out a territorial compromise, a necessity if there will ever be any chance for peace, he needs to extend the principle from Gaza to the crucially important West Bank. Members of the Likud Party would be foolish and shortsighted to punish him for the Gaza withdrawal and thus reduce the chances of any further progress toward peace. If they do, they may well deprive their party of any chance of leading Israel to the peace and security that it wants and deserves.
That's it. That's the last straw.
If the NYT is supporting him, that's one of the best reasons to desire his removal from office as fast as possible.
If the United States tried to impeach a president for fooling around with a young female, Sharon's fooling around with an ancient homeland is more than a very good reason, not to mention the country's security, its diplomatic standing and its ability to remain the Jewish national home.