Texas Leaders Mourn Sharon's Loss 1/12/14
January 12, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas - Former President George W. Bush is calling ex-Israeli
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon "a warrior for the ages." Governor Rick Perry is
mourning the loss of "an uncompromising patriot."
The Israeli soldier-turned-politician-turned statesman died Saturday, eight
years after a stroke put him in a coma. He was 85.
In a statement, Bush said he was honored to call Sharon a friend and
"partner in seeking security for the Holy Land and a better, peaceful Middle
Perry became governor when Bush left for Washington in December 2000. Perry
said Sharon "faced down the multiple enemies surrounding his young country with
selfless determination and unflinching courage."
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz echoed Bush, saying: "Israel has lost a great
Attorney General Greg Abbot, now running for governor, called Sharon "a