Bush And The Hamas Victory

Watch Bush tap dance around the first question to him today regarding Hamas winning big in the election. WTF did he mean by calling it a "wake up call to the leadership?" What does it say about the job Condi Rice has been doing over there.
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President Bush this morning faced a conundrum: How to reconcile all his soaring rhetoric about democracy with the democratic election victory of a radical Islamic group he has labeled as a terrorist organization?

The answer: Spin that conundrum away The words "terrorist organization" never came out of Bush's mouth in his hastily-called news conference, just hours after it became clear that Hamas won a huge upset victory in the Palestinian elections.

Slate has more: All the President's Dodges


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