"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
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Monday, January 30, 2006

CNN.com - EU�tells Hamas to disarm, recognize Israel - Jan 30, 2006

CNN.com - EU�tells Hamas to disarm, recognize Israel - Jan 30, 2006: "'Cutting off funds now will be a punishment of the Palestinian people, not of Hamas,' said Mohammed Nazzal, member of Hamas' decision-making political bureau, which is based in Damascus, Syria."

This is a classic example of the games we should expect. A group like Hamas does not suddenly change it's stripes just because it now has legitimate political standing. I believe all money should be cut to Palestine; even NGOs should not be funded as they relationships with Hamas.

I certainly understand the Palestinian people may have voted as they did based upon the corruption and uselessness of Fatah, however if they believe Hamas is the answer, then Hamas must prove that to the people and improve their lives. To put easier money into Hamas' pockets would be a grave error.

"The EU foreign ministers were to maintain funds to the Palestinian Authority for the time being and likely would await decisions by Hamas during its formation of a new Palestinian government before deciding if aid would continue to be sent, diplomats said on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue."

This should be interesting since they're so good at talk. How long is "the time being." And will they, as expected just take the word of these murderers then continue sending money?


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