"There is absolutely no chance of reaching a Palestinian state before the year 2012," Lieberman said..." By all accounts Lieberman is the top political strategist of the Likud Party. He has this uncanny way with words as well. This is a case in point. He can seriously underestimate a time frame but still convey a feeling of credibility while doing so. The creation of a Palestinian state will be five years or more in the offing. Yet he has convinced most of us only after two years will it be realistic. Quite the practitioner he is.