posted on May, 10 2006 @ 01:16 PM
I feel compelled to clarify a few things.
1.) The money isn't going to Hammas, it's going to the Palestinian people in order to prevent an impending humanitarian crisis.
2.) The U.S. has been doing everything it can to avoid giving money to Hammas, and this most recent bill received a very cold welcome in the U.S.
However, as our reputation with the rest of the world has taken a nosedive a la Bush, it was either this or get blamed for causing the starvation of
thousands of "innocents".
That said, I'd actually prefer a humanitarian crisis because it's the only way to solidly demonstrate to the Palenstinians that their choice of
leadership was downright moronic, without any intervention on our part whatsoever. If a government fails to provide for its people, then that
government has failed and needs to be replaced. Since they democratically elected Hammas, they can bloody well starve for all I care.
If I have to suffer the loss of rights because we elected an idiot tyrant as president in America, then the Pals can suffer starvation for electing a
terrorist party as their leaders. Crippling suffering and death are usually the only things that get voters attention.