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Rethinking Democracy

Reader comment on item: [The Hamas Electoral Victory:] Democracy's Bitter Fruit

Submitted by GaryK51188 (United States), Feb 4, 2006 at 18:40

Interesting that the Hamas' win has many questioning the soundness of promoting a democratic process in Palestine. In what way did it fail?

A consensus was reached. The will of the people was heard. Good for them. At least that with which we are dealing is out in the open and we can sanction them, or not.

We know that Fatah only gave lip service to our objectives to obtain money. Now Hamas is supposed to "change its ways." I hope they do, sincerely. But, not just to play the lying game perfected by the former party.

Democracy produced its desired result, now let's deal with it. The Palestinian ideology that accepts as its premise that Israel is to be destroyed will not be changed by democratic rule.

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