Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Bushian Palestine Policy

Two superb essays on Bush administration shenanigans in Palestine:

Tony Karon: U.S. Policy is Gasoline on the Gaza Fires

David Rose: The Gaza Bombshell

The blurb for the Rose piece:
After failing to anticipate Hamas’s victory over Fatah in the 2006 Palestinian election, the White House cooked up yet another scandalously covert and self-defeating Middle East debacle: part Iran-contra, part Bay of Pigs. With confidential documents, corroborated by outraged former and current U.S. officials, David Rose reveals how President Bush, Condoleezza Rice, and Deputy National-Security Adviser Elliott Abrams backed an armed force under Fatah strongman Muhammad Dahlan, touching off a bloody civil war in Gaza and leaving Hamas stronger than ever.

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