Victor Hanson writes of the Hamas victory this morning at NRO:
(...)No one expected the elders of a New England township, but they were nevertheless somewhat amused that the result was right out of a Quentin Tarantino movie.
Almost immediately, Hamas's newly elected, self-proclaimed officials issued a series of demands: Israel should change its flag; the Europeans and the Americans must continue to give its terrorists hundreds of millions of dollars in aid; there will be no retraction of its promises to destroy Israel.
Apparently, the West and Israel are not only to give to Hamas some breathing space ("a truce"), but also to subsidize it while it gets its second wind to renew the struggle to annihilate the Jewish state...
I am reminded of Oriana Fallaci's 1972 interview with Golda Meir in which Meir says the following:
"Arabs are really strange people: they lose wars and then expect to gain by it...And look, these Arabs want to go back to the 1967 borders. If those borders were the right ones, why did they destroy them?"