This should be a crime, operative word being should. At least we know who to hold culpable when the bloodshed resumes. What I don't fully understand is why Bush is getting so cozy with Abbas. What does the US stand to gain?
the US gains the appeasement of arab nations, particularly saudi arabia as well as european allies who view the US as Zionist (read Jew) controlled and who want to pacify their own growing muslim populations
I actually don't disagree with Sultan's assessment, except to emphasize that it's more about Saudi adeptness and US naivete in dealing with projected oil supplies and currency deficits.