April 07, 2006

Guns or Butter, In Another Context

So, getting money for not killing Jews constitutes blackmail:

The European Union said it would suspend direct funding to the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority Friday, upping the pressure on the militant group to renounce violence and recognize Israel.

But Hamas immediately rebuffed the move and vowed not to surrender to "blackmail" from the European bloc, the biggest donor of aid to the cash-strapped Palestinians.

And people put their faith in diplomacy with killers...

DOWNDATE: And from the Bearded Spock universe:

With the European Union (EU) temporarily halting aid to the Hamas-led Palestinian government, a new and dangerous signal is sent out: It is tantamount to interference in another country's affairs, while not accepting the democratic choice of the people.

That's funny, I thought that giving money to people in another country would have been tantamount to interference in another country's affairs, rather than not giving money. At least, that's what the Federal Election Commission says. But seriously, don't you wonder how grownups can say such obviously silly things?

Posted by Charles Austin at April 7, 2006 08:02 PM