It's unclear what President George W. Bush knew of Palestinian life when he visited the occupied city of Ramallah on the West Bank a few weeks ago. He had something of an eye-opener when weather forced him to abandon his helicopter and take a motor caravan through a checkpoint in the soaring concrete barriers that divide the West Bank. It was his first time seeing what the Palestinians endure on a daily basis. "Checkpoints," Bush said when asked of his impression, "create massive frustrations for the Palestinians. You'll be happy to hear that my motorcade of a mere 45 cars was able to make it through without being stopped, but I'm not so exactly sure that's what happens to... More >>>