There is a great, short and sweet editorial in today's Wall Street Journal noting just how well Israel's policy of fighting terror has worked. (Imagine if they'd gone even stronger.) Often, the best way to save lives of innocent people is to stop listening to the people who keep whining about how you do things.
Elsewhere, this video reminded me of Churchill's supposed quote: "The best argument against democracy is five minutes with the average voter." I recall months ago my brother telling me about listening to the radio from Cleveland after a big speech by Obama there; the (rather leftist) station in Cleveland was interviewing people, asking them what they liked. They all loved his charisma, his energy, etc... but when asked to name a singly policy they liked, they all had not a word to say. Even the [leftist] host of the show was disappointed that there seemed to be little substance behind the talented speaker.