The great tragedy is that the State of Israel, in the name of its security and the dead-end logic of the-end-justifies-the-means, assassinated a wheel-chair bound elder thus further stoking the flames. Sharon will likely escape as will his generals when the inevitable wave of revenge killings descends on Israel. The price will be paid by the children of Israel and unarmed civilians.Instead of learning from that, the Bush team emulates. And remains quiet in the face of what was clearly an assassination, brought to you with US-made weapons. Thus, the Bush reluctance to criticize, further makes the US an accomplice in this most stupid act. He of course will more than likely escape any revenge attempt, but unarmed civilians will not.This is so very stupid. Those who scream most about security are the ones making everything that much more insecure.