This is why
I proposed on [[Wikipedia talk:Bureaucrats]] that 'crats be given the
authority to desysop/block in a wheel/edit war to defuse it and get
discussion flowing again.
Sounds good - I like the idea of "desysop first, ask questions later".
Asking questions can and should include reinstating admin powers in
most cases. Preferably after the admin in question has agreed that
they were in the wrong.