Friday, January 27, 2006


To all of those who wail and gnash their teeth at the election of Hamas to the government of Palestine, I am so sorry but I will not be able to get around ALL of your websites to post this so please accept this as my personal comment.


Hamas has been democratically elected. Remember that - democracy.

The only inference that I can draw from the result is this; a majority of Palestinians are sick and tired of the lack of progress being made under Fatah. Please explain why that differs from a change of "government" from Democrat to Republican.

Would you like the Palestinians to decide who should be President of the US? No? Well leave them to make their own decisions. They will live with it. You don't have to.

Finally remember that none other than George W Bush sent a message of congratulations to Robert Mugabe following the last Zimbabwe elections. Why?


Lucy Stern said...

It's too bad, but things will probably go down hill from here. I don't think they will ever have peace.

The probligo said...

Lucy, the pessimist in me tends to agree.

It must also be said that peace is a two way road. Your comment could as easily have applied to Israel following the assassination of Yizhak Rabin.