this could be a problem

looks like hamas did fairly well in the recent palestinian elections. normally i would say something like "hey, cool, democracy in palestine." however, even the NYT calls hamas "the militant Islamic party sworn to the destruction of Israel." honestly, i don't think they have a chance in hell of pulling that off. but eventually they will push hard enough, and israel will be forced to respond with force. which, even though they didn't start the problem, will end up pissing off about half the world, and causing even more problems in the area. stay tuned for some interesting times.