Let’s review some recent history.
In June 2002, The Current President called for new leadership for the Palestinian Legislative Council. It’s on his Web site. He said: “I call on the Palestinian people to elect new leaders, leaders not compromised by terror. I call upon them to build a practicing democracy, based on tolerance and liberty. If the Palestinian people actively pursue these goals, America and the world will actively support their efforts.”
In January 2006, they had elections, and 74 of 132 seats went to Hamas, also known as the Islamic Resistance Movement. The Untied States of America insisted that the Palestinian people have democratic elections, and they did, and a group that the Untied States of America calls a terrorist organization was granted legitimacy via parliamentary majority.
The reaction of the Untied States of America was of course inflexible and weird. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said a party could not “have one foot in politics and the other in terror. Our position on Hamas has therefore not changed.”
The ongoing debate regarding to whom we speak and to whom we do not is absolutely stupid. And also perhaps hypocritical. But certainly stupid. Of course we’d rather not do business with this organization. But please don’t forget that Hamas was legitimized in the PLC at the insistence of The Current President.
Also remember please that when President “The Only President In The 20th Century To Have Ever Achieved Any Measure Of Peace In The Middle East” Carter met with Hamas, he wasn’t being seditious, as the Republigoats worked hard to depict. As per Carter’s book, Peace Not Apartheid, peace in the region is only achievable if a neutral third party, namely the Untied States of America, is involved. This policy was continued through President Clinton. The current administration flipped it, disengaging from the peace process and snuggling up with Ariel Sharon. In fact, one of this assclown administration’s primary motivations for invading Iraq was get leverage in this process. Nice going.
These people. Do not know. How to do. Foreign policy. And I’m including Hillary Clinton, who continues to try to score on Mr. Obama’s statement favoring diplomacy by turning it on its ass, in “these people.” This country needs a president again who understands the Reagan-era phrase “trust, but verify,” who doesn’t insist that diplomacy is some carrot we waggle in front of an adversarie’s nose and that the only way to get anything done is to wiggle one’s balls and to beat one’s chest. This Current Administration is a savage, and it’s my opinion that a Clinton II administration or a Mcain I administration would be just as bad in varying degrees. I am so utterly glad that Da Man will be crossing a milestone today. Let’s close this thing down, let’s nominate Mr. Obama and get about the business of making sure that John McCain doesn’t get to put his finger on the button. Baby.