Mooby, I've always thought that the Palestinians had a legitimate gripe. Unfortunately, their hatred of Israelis and all things Western (not talking cowboy movies here) has blinded them to reality. They think they are someday going to force the Israelis out of the Middle East and anything they do towards that end is justified. What they don't see is that when the state of Israel ceases to exist so will any Palestinians who hope to reclaim their land.
As far as the US be the caregiver to the world.....when are the Arabs with the oil moola going to do their share to help their fellow man?