Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Self-contradiction of the Day
[E]lections have transformed Hamas into the government of the Palestinian territories, and elections have turned Hezbollah into a significant faction in Lebanon's parliament, from which it operates as a state within the state....
The Bush administration has rightly refrained from criticizing the region's only democracy, Israel, for its forceful response to a thousand rockets fired at its population.
—Columnist George Will in "Transformation's Toll"
Just what was it about the Palestinian and Lebanese elections that did not qualify them as democratic?