The Greek playwrite, Euripides (484- 406 BCE), is credited with the observation: 'Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad,' although I have found one version that is more acceptable for us monotheists, '"Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first deprives of their senses."
Hopefully, our fate will no be that drastic but the collective insanity is certainly deepening. Hamas is raining down rockets, the Americans are rehabilitating them and we are merrily assunming that Sjaron's retreat will stop them. No, it gets better. A book just appeared at Israel's annual Book Week (my favorite event of the year), that documents how Sharon's lawyer,.Dov Weisglass, thought up the Gaza plan in order to keep Sharon and Sons out of jail. This, and the country is buying it.
Euripides was right.