Dear Horatio (and others who have an opinion about this),
I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to ask more than one question. However, they are all closely related. I promise not to complain if it takes more than 100 hours. :)
Why do you think that Hamas won?
Do you think that the US and EU should cut off funds to the new Hamas-led government?
Do you think that the new government will bring about some much-needed change?
Do you think that Hamas will become more moderate, possibly even recognize Israel?
I would love to give my opinions too, but it's not my board. :) So I'm anxiously awaiting yours...
Hamas has problems, but internal corruption is much more limited than current Palestian leadership.
The US and EU should not provide money to groups that advocate terrorism as a political tool.
Corruption will be curtailed, but Hamas is unlikely to work toward a lasting solution.
Perhaps Hamas will moderate, but I'm not ready to believe that until they start acting like a legitimate government.