Monday, July 10, 2006

Hamas has Principles?

Who Knew? Well, in addition to their strongly principled fondness for blowing up as many Israeli civilians as possible. From a CNN piece, quoting Khalid Meshaal, “an exiled Hamas political leader”:

“But he [Meshaal] said Shalit would not be harmed because the Palestinians will maintain their principles, which require ‘we preserve his life and treat him well.’”
At least while they still think that he’s useful as a bargaining chip.

On the positive note for Hamas, at least this takes the Hamas – Fatah civil war off of the front page for a while.

The New Republic has a good follow on piece on the nature of the beast here. (some chunk of this is subscription only)