December 17, 2006

At last Palestine gets one man one vote

Unfortunately the one man is Mahmoud Abbas and his vote doesn't seem to be cast in favour of anything the majority of Palestinians were seeking last time they got a chance to vote.

I heard yesterday that Abbas was calling for elections. Now it seems he has actually called elections. I've been looking around the net for some firm confirmation but I'm not finding much. Here's something I did find on Canada's CTV:
White House spokeswoman Jeanie Mamo was hopeful the election would bring about positive change.

"While the elections are an internal matter, we hope this helps bring the violence to an end and the formation of a Palestinian Authority committed to the Quartet principles," she said, referring to the Quartet of Mideast mediators, which is comprised of the U.S., the UN, the EU and Russia.
Did you catch that? A White House spokesperson, that is a spokesperson for the institution that was seeking to overthrow the elected Palestinian Authority arguably before Abbas was, says that "the elections are an internal affair." An internal affair for who? the White House? No, far be it from the White House to interfere in another country's elections.

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