A Warrior's Legacy

Jan. 16, 2006

Our stories on the military and political career of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon prompted letters from readers who praised him as a true soldier and protector of his country. Others, however, criticized Sharon's militarism as an obstacle on the road to peace in the Middle East

Territorial integrity and the safety of the people are always a prime concern for the leader of any country [Jan. 16]. Sharon became symbolic of the true soldier, a warrior and an aspirant for peace. He remains an undaunted hero, but no individual is indispensable. Israel has no dearth of successors...

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