Monday, January 30, 2006

OUR WAY OR NO WAY

The fallout continues over last week’s victory in Palestine of the Hamas party:

“Rice Urges Nations to Cut Off Hamas Aid”

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060130/D8FF1U5G1.html

"there is a fundamental contradiction between armed group and militia activities and the building of a democratic state."

Really, Dr. Rice… What do you think George Washington would say about that??? Or David Ben-Gurion???

Oh well. It will look great on the tombstone of Israel…

Stupid, stupid, stupid. We do everything possible to encourage this electoral process and then repudiate the result. Just as in the case of the Damadola murders, we reserve the right to arbitrarily abandon our “principles” any time it suits the agenda of the current, temporary occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

I know what Hamas has done, what it has been accused of, and what it has advocated.

Has – past tense. I don’t give a rat’s ass what they did. I want to know what they will do. And I’m damn sure of this: If we want tomorrow to look like yesterday, Rice’s asinine attitude is the way to insure it. There is one slim chance – and one only. As Jimmy Carter suggested last week, we have to hope mainstreaming will promote moderation of Hamas.

Instead, we make it impossible for moderation to prevail. If they cave in now, it looks like a kowtow to the conqueror. If they don’t, and the West turns its back on Palestine, that affirms everything Hamas ever stood for, every ugly charge they ever hurled at “US.”

Those of you who really want to see Israel survive – not just long enough to be destroyed playing a role in a second-coming fantasy, but really survive – better get a handle on your leaders. Israel is doomed by geography and demography unless a way can be found to turn its enemies – who outnumber it a hundred to one – into friends.

Fail to turn Hamas’ victory into a win for all and you guarantee that will never happen.

Which will suit Pat Robertson and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but not Israel’s next generation…

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