Only the arrival of the Anti-Christ would have received more “shock and awe” publicity throughout the world media, but especially in the United States, than the free democratic election of Hamas, a legitimate Palestinian resistance movement to free their people from the bloody boot of Israel. From screaming headlines in every major newspaper, to dramatic leading stories on all newscasts, to politicians scrambling for a microphone to condemn the beginning of the end of Israel; to pundits, talking heads, “think tanks”, and government leaders---all with one pandering mission---Israel and the world is “facing a gathering and growing threat” from the birth of the only Arab democracy in the region under military occupation. Israel’s lie as the “only democracy” in the region has collapsed, long live a “Free Palestine.”
Nir Rosen: Gaza: Israel, Hamas and the logic of colonial power | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "I have spent most of the Bush administration's tenure reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Somalia and other conflicts. I have been published by most major publications. I have been interviewed by most major networks and I have even testified before the senate foreign relations committee. The Bush administration began its tenure with Palestinians being massacred and it ends with Israel committing one of its largest massacres yet in a 60-year history of occupying Palestinian land. Bush's final visit to the country he chose to occupy ended with an educated secular Shiite Iraqi throwing his shoes at him, expressing the feelings of the entire Arab world save its dictators who have imprudently attached themselves to a hated American regime."