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"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures."
  -- Daniel Webster

Sunday, February 19, 2006 :::

Via Instapundit, this:
Low comedy from deep within the Muslim world, newly represented by double talking terrorists. Just yesterday, Hamas came into power. As I noted, its first order of business was to indemnify itself?rhetorically, if not legally?from the obligations of Oslo, and to assert that, no, the nation of Israel does not have the right to exist in this world. Despite Hamas' being essentially a successor government (and thus required under international law to abide by treaties to which the previous government acceded), the party has renounced any treaty that recognized Israel.

Can you guess what the second order of business was? That's right: to condemn Israel?s decision to cease sending cash to the Palestinian Authority. Specifically, $42.2 million. Since the PA and its new Hamas bosses run almost entirely on the swiftly-eroding goodwill of the rest of the world (terrorism doesn't pay very well), Hamas is now demanding that Israel reconsider its decision to cut funding.

::: posted by Steven at 11:45 AM

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