Asserts Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison, senior fellows at the conservative Family Research Council: "As Americans, we need to ask ourselves what the Arabs in Palestine
have done to deserve a state? Their only political expression has been
to elevate the likes of Yasser Arafat or the avowedly terrorist Hamas
organization to power. Viewing the PA as an expression of the will of the Arabs of Palestine
leads us to think that Mahmoud Abbas is some kind of democrat. He does
not dare to hold an election on the West Bank. He knows he and his
cronies would be ousted in favor of Hamas. How can [former George W. Bush official] Pete Wehner hold out for a 'two-state solution' and reject
Mahmoud Abbas’s drive in the UN to have his PA declared a state now?"