Friday, January 27, 2006


Yesterday was just one of those days that I do not want to repeat. It was not particularly bad, it was just filled with news that I could have done with out hearing. Top of the list was the election results in West Bank and Gaza.

Apparently, in an effort to prove the Abba Eban saying correct, the Arabs elected a Hamas government to essentially take over the PA. I understand that they feel oppressed, that they have a grievance (not that I agree with their grievance), and a host of other problems. But the only thing that electing Hamas is going to do is create some social programs with the PA's money, rather than seeing it being siphoned off into Arafats' accounts (or those of his successors), to go along with their campaign of violence against Israel in particular, and the west in general.

I guess it would be too much to hope that the Arabs would choose someone in the Michael Collins mode.

Another chance looks to have been lost. Thanks Hamas.

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