It's all so convenient for the Americans to blame the Palestinians! First they created, financed, and armed the Arafat 'Authority'. Then when they couldn't force Arafat to do what they had nurtured and paid him for (and also because they found out he couldn't force his own people to accept what they wanted to ram down their throats on behalf of the Israelis), they turn on Arafat in a frail attempt to him the scapegoat for it all. And now they
are trying to pretend that their man Bush is the first President to support a Palestinian State -- poppycock of course as Carter and Clinton before were big advocates -- even while in reality Bush and Company are actually
in the forefront of an alliance with the Israelis to make sure no real and independent and viable Palestinian State ever comes to be. It's just that the language of 'diplomacy' and the need to pacify the Arab 'client regimes' prevents them from saying things so clearly.