Looks like it’s becoming increasingly obvious to Israelis that Ariel Sharon isn’t the answer. The simple fact is that Israel isn’t going to shell the Palestinians into submission, and Ariel Sharon can never create a liveable coexistance with the Palestinians, because he detests them. He intentionally triggered the intifada and rode the ensuing chaos into the Prime Ministership, and since then he hasn’t done anything but widen the rift with the Palestinians and shed a lot of innocent blood. Given his history, this shouldn’t surprise anyone.