Tony Blair was in Israel yesterday meeting with Sharon
. It seems that despite the European desire to pressure Israel into making concessions to the Palestinians without seeing anything in return, Blair has bought into Bush's program of forcing reform and democracy onto the Palestinians. The conference that will be held in England in March will deal with Palestinian reforms, and not final status issues as the Palestinians want. And it seems that the demands of Bush and Blair for the Palestinians to end terrorism is one that they will try to make stick, and there is a chance that they will succeed in this. This is the difference between having a President with an ideology, and one that is merely trying to get himself a legacy.