Monday, March 17, 2008

Washington Empowering Hamas

I asserted only yesterday that Bush's approach to the Islamic world was "not working." Today brings new evidence to support that contention:

Israel Defense Forces attacks in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip have boosted the popularity of the Islamist group's leader Ismail Haniyeh among Palestinians in that territory and in the West Bank, according to a poll released Monday.

This seems to present two choices: support democracy in Palestine with the rising probability of a second Hamas electoral victory or continue trying to destroy Hamas, which will presumably continue to enhance Hamas' prestige.

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