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

Submitted by Darwin Barrett (United States), Jan 31, 2006 at 19:11

The left will want to accept Hamas; The right will reject any dealings with terrorists; The Middle will strike some ridiculous compromise that will render the west ineffectual. We will know who they are by their response. Those who reject Hamas will be condemned by the vocal left.

Reagan was the Last leader who had the Guts to take a stand, and that was the straw that broke the USSR's back. We have become a culture that is afraid to stand on principle; afraid to offend; afraid to impose; Locked into a vague concept of Political Correctness, which is just another term for Social-ism.

I do agree, however, that an all terrorist Palestine sends the best message to the world. I would also expect Hamas to "ACT" as if they are toning down their platform of Destroying Israel. Deception is their best skillset.
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