Whether Sharon is forced out, resigns, is indicted, or dies at this point in history may not be all that important. He's already done much of what he came to the pinnacle of power to do. He's made a real, 'viable', Palestinian State all but impossible. The Apartheid wall is nearly in place. The system of worse-than-Apartheid has been established. Internationally workihng through his lobby and the infamous Washington 'neocons' Sharon and his kind have not only enflamed the 'clash of civilizations' they were the main force propelling the invasion/occupation of Iraq and the enlistment of the United States more in Israel's militant corner than ever before in history. Moreover, if and when he departs from the scene maybe this time for the final time there is Bibi, and a list of others, ready to take power and from whom even worse can now be expected.