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Reader comment on item: Why Hamas['s Electoral Victory] Leaves Me Neutral

Submitted by Dr. Lee D. Cary (United States), Jan 31, 2006 at 12:12

Jimmy Carter defies common sense ref. the Middle East--there's a news flash.

"Israelis finally to recognize the deep and pervasive anti-Zionism in the Palestinian Arab body politic." And, the last Yankee fan to recognize that Red Fox fans hate his team gets it.

Bill Clinton offers advice on the peace process! Now, iIs this, perchance, the same Bill Clinton that reached an accord with the N. Koreans to not build nuclear weapons? The same one who struggled mightly against terrorism? For those who would take Bill's advice on the Middle East seriously, Dennis Ross has written a book that chronicles how Arafat turned that Administration every which way but loose.

We, the US, helped secure victory for Hamas by dealing seriously with the incompetent, corrupt Arafat. Following the principle that believes "The devil we know is better than the one we don't," the West sowed the seeds of Hamas victory by feeding Arafat money over decades, with little interest in how he wasted it. Now's the payoff. The wonder is not that Hamas won. The wonder is in any Palestinian voting against them, given the choice.
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