Thursday, January 26, 2006


Well. I guess it's official. Or as official as things in that part of the world seem to be. Hamas has won a 'stunning' victory over Fatah. What does this mean for the U.S. and our relations with these folks? Liberals seem to think that since we are such big proponents of democracy, we HAVE to work with them... after all, the Palestinian people 'elected' them. Wrong.

What this means is simply this. The Palestinians voted for terrorists. That means, the Palestinian people are now our enemy. You want to support terrorists? Fine. Then you are no better than them and you should suffer their fate....
The Islamic militant group Hamas swept to victory over the long-dominant Fatah party on Thursday in Palestinian parliamentary polls, a political earthquake that could bury any hope for reviving peace talks with Israel soon.

The shock outcome, acknowledged by Fatah ahead of official results, does not automatically unseat President Mahmoud Abbas, a moderate elected last year after Yasser Arafat's death. But he has said he might resign if unable to pursue a peace policy.

U.S. President George W. Bush appealed to Abbas to stay in office, but took aim at Hamas, vowing Washington would not deal with an armed Palestinian group advocating Israel's destruction.

"Today we woke up and the sky was a different color. We have entered a new era," Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said after Hamas announced it had won more than 70 seats in the 132-member parliament in Wednesday's election.