There's a difference between approving fully of Sharon's policies in dealing with the threat of Palestinian terrorism—I don't—and acknowledging seriously that they are working—they are. This is a difference too subtle for Barbara Plett of the BBC. In saying this, I am assuming that her disapproval of Sharon's approach is the reason she chooses to view the fall in attacks on Israeli civilians through the Beeb's reality distortion field.
17Jul04 — 1
They aren’t just working, they’re working better than expected. Gaza is on the verge of outright civil war, and the West Bank won’t be far behind, the whole shebang is balancing on a razor’s edge. Arafat may not get a chance to die of old age, and it couldn’t happen to a nicer mafioso.