The news is indeed looking bad and we need to prepare for the worse. This is a serious blow to Israel and to the aspirations of the new Kadima party. Stoicism and resolve in the midst of tragedy is an Israeli hallmark, and something I have found worth emulating. Regardless of what happens over the next 24-48 hrs., Israel will survive this and move on.
All my thoughts and prayers are with PM Sharon and the people of Israel at this time. KGS