From CNN:

RAMALLAH, West Bank (CNN) — The future of the Middle East entered a new era of uncertainty Thursday, as the militant Palestinian opposition group Hamas snatched power from the ruling old guard and made skeptics of many key players in the peace process.

76-43 seats. This is big. This would be when your little democracy adventure comes back to bite you. Seems to me there are still quite a few pissed off Palestinians. I wonder if our little Iraqi Adventure Tour 2003 had anything to do with such sentiment?

Bush’s reaction was a nice little tapdance routine:

(hat tip C&L)

Update: Found this little quip quite appropriate and topical (from Dispassionate Lib):

So George, how’s that spreading of democracy thing going? I guess he’s learning that much like scattering manure out back at the Ranch, weeds like fertilizer as much as flowers.

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