Olmert pledges to carry out wishes of Sharon

Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Cabinet on Sunday the he will "carry out the wishes" of Ariel Sharon. Olmert addressed the Cabinet during its regular weekly meeting Sunday, as Sharon lay unconscious in a Jerusalem hospital recovering from a massive stroke. Olmert told the ministers that if Sharon could speak, he would want everyone to return to work on the country's pressing security, social and economic issues. "This we will continue to do," he said. "We will continue also to carry out the wishes of Sharon, to manage affairs as necessary."