Sunday, January 22, 2006
US Sticking Nose in Palestinian Election
WashPost: "The Bush admin is spending foreign aid money to increase the popularity of the Palestinian Authority on the eve of crucial elections in which the governing party faces a serious challenge from the radical Islamic group Hamas. The $2 million program is being led by a division of the US Agency for Internatl Development. US and Palestinian officials say they fear the election, scheduled for Weds, will result in a large Hamas presence in the 132-seat legislature. Hamas, formally known as the Islamic Resistance Movement, is at war with Israel and is classified by the US govt as a terrorist org." Wow... could it be that the US is afraid that the radical Muslim rightwingers will win big?... just as THEY DID IN IRAQ? But wouldn't it be truly refreshing... and dare I say it?... truly "Christian" of the Bush admin to spend money on something like this when it comes to meddling in Palestine's affairs? Oh who the fuck am I kidding? If it doesn't involve maiming, chemically poisoning, or putting a bullet into some Middle Easterner's body, BushCo could care less.