Ariel Sharon didn’t come over to Washington today, but Benjamin Netanyahu is at the Hilton right now, with several thousand demonstrators outside, clamoring for the establishment of a Palestinian state. All this just a few blocks from where I am currently sitting.

Just in case you didn’t know, my sympathies are with the demonstrators. I am no dispensationalist, and I do grieve for innocent refugees killed by Israel’s military operations. Just as I grieve for those innocent Israelis killed by suicide bombers. More on that from this fence-sitting moderate, some other time.