Saturday, June 16, 2007

More chaos in the Middle East...

When Hammas won a democratic election the United States and Israel decided to institute a financial boycott of Palestine. This resulted in a humanitarian disaster...incredible hardship in Gaza and the West Bank. The theory was that we don't deal with "terrorists." Now we see the results in Gaza.

I know very little about the ins and outs of foreign policy but I knew our response to the Hammas victory would have serious consequences. At this stage the U.S. government has almost zero credibility when it comes to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Unfortunately, I don't see any of the front runners for President in either party having a more enlightened policy towards the Middle East.