The man with what has to be the most difficult job in the world is not doing well. I don't claim to know anything more than the next Haaretz reader about Israeli politics (even if this blog is on a blogroll labelled "Israel Blogs"), but Sharon seemed Giuliani-like and impressive during the Gaza pullout, and his continued existence, unlike that of Arafat, would (possibly? hopefully?) move things in the right direction. I wish him well.