Ariel Sharon gave what I consider to be a vile address today in which he basically blamed Yasser Arafat for all of Israel’s problems with terrorism. Even if Arafat is a tacit supporter of the terrorist attacks on Israel, blaming everything on him is a gross oversimplification. Sharon also urged Israelis not to criticize their government, just like the Americans don’t. That’s not the reputation I want this country to have.