[ Monday, May 12, 2003 ]
Sharon & Sons, Inc.
In this context, the incorporation into the Middle East is complete: The late King Hussein ruled by means of his family and designated his son, Abdullah, as his heir; Hafez Assad appointed Bashar as his successor; Saddam Hussein's two principal aides are his sons, Qusay and Uday; Saudi Arabia is a clan in the guise of a state; and for the past three years, Israel has been governed by the Sharon family.In the US George Bush Sr. annointed his son George Jr. as his heir apparent and the USA has bin governed by the Bush family since 2000.
Ariel Sharon and his sons have the right, of course, to support one another within the confines of their own home. They are not entitled to apply this family solidarity to the running of the state. They increasingly appear to be individuals who do not distinguish between the private and the public, and who show contempt for the rules of proper administration. And the public remains silent.
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