Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Some Uneasy With Palestinian Aid Policy

New York Times:
Rep. Gary Ackerman [not one of the critics mentioned earlier in the article], the New York lawmaker who chairs the House appropriations subcommittee focused on the Middle East, said the U.S. should have stepped in years ago to help the Fatah party but didn't because of concerns about corruption.

''We had the opportunities to be with the crooks or be with the terrorists and we opted to sit it out,'' said Ackerman. ''Not a good thing if one of them is going to win and be the terrorist.''

Ah, the challenges of leadership.

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