Kaus Keeps Score
Also in Slate, the most recent Kausfiles entry points out how premature declarations of success of Israel's incursion into the West Bank might have been.
The declarations of success might have been premature, but that doesn't mean that the long-run impact of the policy won't be overall positive. I find it hard to argue with a policy that says "We're going to go and find and remove the ones who are trying to blow us up," in distinction to a policy which says, "Oh, you're trying to blow us up? Please, stop. Here, would you like some land? How about a nice piece of East Jerusalem?" Blech.