January 26, 2006


Ever wonder what it would be like if the Klan suddenly became the majority party in Congress*? We're about to see that in the Palestinian Authority, as Hamas decisively won Palestinian legislative elections yesterday. For those who have argued for years that most average Palestinians aren't really extremists, aren't really Islamists, and don't really support terrorism, this week's events are a bit of a setback.

Expect to see a spectacular meltdown in international support for the Palestinian cause, and (almost certainly) no Palestinian state in the foreseeable future. I mean, is there any precident for this, a full-on terrorist organization winning a free-and-fair democratic election?

*Look on the bright side: I can't imagine the Klan would have had anything to do with Jack Abramoff.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 26, 2006 11:44 PM

The Nazis in Germany, 1933.

Posted by: LilB at January 27, 2006 09:44 AM

To the contrary, look for the predictable spin that the Palestinians did not vote for Hamas because they are genocidal savages, but rather because they were protesting Fatah (ya know the other terrorist party).

Also look for a lot of Orwellian world gymnastics to permit Europe, and probably even Israel and the US to continue pumping money into "Palestine." Recognition of Hamas' "moderation" will become the diplo-speak de jure.

The people who support the Palestinians do not do so out of the goodness of their hearts, but rather, the Palesitnians won the enemy lottery when they decided that their targets were the Jews.

Posted by: J. Lichty at January 29, 2006 04:12 PM
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