Commentary of the Day

Ahithophel, on Michael J. Totten:

I know it was widely regarded as a disaster when the United States supported the elections from which Hamas emerged victorious, but I wonder whether it wasn’t necessary in the grander scheme of things to try the “Hamas way” before they could abandon it for good. Perhaps I’m being too sanguine here, but I’m hoping that the Palestinians in Gaza–or at least those who are honest enough–are learning that entrusting yourselves to a group like Hamas leads invariably to disaster. Sure, you can elect a ragtag band of murderers and terrorists–but you will suffer the consequences.