Monday, March 03, 2008
It's What They Do
Gaza is the world's largest-ever open-air concentration camp, thanks to the efforts of the Cheney-Bush regime.
It would be unfair to say the situation in Gaza is entirely Cheney-Bush's fault. But they've done everything they could to make a bad situation worse, according to an article by David Rose in this month's Vanity Fair (via Atrios). The magazine's intro to the piece tells us that:
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.
Screwing things up. That's their job. It's what they do.