Forget Hamas & the Palestinians. Hamas are a despicable terrorist organization with some solid grass root support within Gaza.Unfortunately, dealing with them will result in some horrendous mistakes. But then the Palestinians knew better, they could have voted for a more moderate party. If you live by the sword, you die by the sword. When you advocate violence, you better not be dealing with an enemy that can obliterate you in a day. Politically, It was even necessary for Kadima & Labor (Livni & Barak) to keep the slightest of chances of winning against Netanyahu in the next elections (February). It's very likely that Bibi would start a war with Iran as soon as he gets the reins of power. Regardless, you have to admit. The US is no longer protecting its own interests, even when they conflict with those of the Jewish state. I'm in awe of how much the Jewish interests rule this land.