"As part of a final peace settlement, Israel must have secure and recognized borders. These should emerge from negotiations between the parties in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338. As I said last April, new realities on the ground make it unrealistic to expect that the outcome of final status negotiations will be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949. It is realistic to expect that any final status agreement will be achieved only on the basis of mutually agreed changes that reflect these realities. That's the American view. While the United States will not prejudice the outcome of final status negotiations, those changes on the ground, including existing major Israeli population centers, must be taken into account in any final status negotiations." - George W. Bush
To sum up...Sharon has been telling anyone he can find that Bush promised him that withdrawal from Gaza would let Israel keep all the other territory, Bush has once again reiterated that he has said no such thing, that any territory Israel keeps has to be AGREED UPON WITH THE PALESTINIANS. The US is not promising anything, the widest promise that Bush has made is that any major population areas should be taken into account in the negotiations. Not that Israel will get to keep them, but that they will be 'taken into account' but that maybe it's unrealistic to expect Israel to withdraw from 100 percent of the territory. That's all.
And meanwhile Jr like his Daddy is dictating once again where Israel can and can't live.