An almost balanced AP analysis

The AP is running an almost-balanced news analysis of the upcoming Bush/Abbas talks.

Except for the fact that they call Hamas “extremists” and “militants,” neglect to mention that Hamas is dedicated to the destruction of Israel, that they are terrorists and murderers, not politicians, and that if the Ba’athists were refused slots in the Iraqi elections, and the Taliban in the Afghan elections, it is only natural that Hamas be refused to be allowed to participate in palestinian elections. But that Exception Clause keeps on kicking in.

But Edward Abington, a former U.S. consul-general in Jerusalem who advises the Palestinian leadership, said Abbas prefers bringing Hamas and other militant groups into the political process, where he hopes to bind them to law-and-order legislation.

“As far as running in an election, you cannot cherry-pick between those you like and those you don’t like,” Abington said in an interview. “But once they are in the legislature they will be bound by the decisions and the laws passed by the legislature.”

Abbas may face similar requests to screen out extremist candidates when he meets with House and Senate leaders after seeing the president. Abbas also was to meet with Vice President Dick Cheney.

Oh, yeah. Once they become legislators, they’re going to suddenly realize it’s illegal to murder people. Uh-huh. Sure. Because, it’s not like they already ignore the laws regarding, say, Israelli “collaborators.

Yeah. Sure. Uh-huh.

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3 Responses to An almost balanced AP analysis

  1. Cynic says:

    Seeing that this post deals almost balanced reporting how about this one dealing with a Harper’s article
    Truth and Lies, Number 1

    Chris Hedges’ “A Gaza Diary: Scenes from the Palestinian Uprising,” published in the September/October edition of Harper’s, is severely marred by material errors and grave anti-Israel bias. Despite being an experienced journalist, Mr. Hedges repeatedly offers verbatim Palestinian claims of Israeli misconduct without providing either an Israeli response or independent corroborating information.

    It is quite a long refutation of the lies and deception.
    Does Bush read this stuff?

  2. Cynic says:

    … said Abbas prefers bringing Hamas and other militant groups into the political process, where he hopes to bind them to law-and-order legislation.

    where they can get excellent training from the State Department’s armed wing, the CIA.
    Devenny: Training Our Enemies

    What distinguishes Jaara from many of his fellow Palestinian terrorist leaders is that he plied his bloody trade while simultaneously serving as an officer in the Palestinian Preventive Security Service, a body assigned with combating militants. His official status gave Jaara the ability to travel freely throughout the territories, enabling him to plan his attacks while enjoying the protection afforded to Palestinian officials by the Israelis. While his position gave him some advantages, Jaara was unhesitant when asked what single factor had most contributed to his transformation into a successful terrorist: small-arms training supervised by officers of the Central Intelligence Agency.
    The fact that the CIA trained a man such as Jihad Jaara is hardly surprising. For almost ten years, the American government has been engaged in a series of hopelessly misguided endeavors …

    Read it all and retch.

  3. Sabba Hillel says:

    Actually, they are following the laws regaring collaborators rigidly. In the Arab world, it is a capital crime to help the Jews in any way, such as selling them land or warning them of a terrorist attack.

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