Democracy in action has occured in the land of Palestine. Hamas has trounced Fatah, the party established by Yasser Arafat, in the election for the Palestinian Legislative council. Hamas however do not have overall control. They have the power to block the Presidents appointment of Prime Minister etc but with regards to negotations with Israel the PLO is the negotating team.
People like Bush and Israel speak about Democracy and freedom but they don't know the meaning of the word. The Palestinian people have made their choice and that choice must be respected.
I also have to laugh at everyone calling Hamas terrorists, take a look at Israel!
They are the ones who send missiles into refugee camps, they are the ones who roll around in tanks. I oppose suicide bombings on civilian targets but at least those who commit them have the balls to do it themselves and not sit in the air like cowards and send missiles in instead.
Hamas have said they will never recognise Israel, that is their choice and no one has the right to tell them different. I suspect that Iran will use this instability to raise the stakes in the Nuclear department.
I wish Hamas and the Palestinian people well in their endavours for independence and I am reminded of a quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt.
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.