When told of Rice’s statement that the Palestinians are “going to eventually have to disarm these groups,” Hamas spokesman Jar-Jar Al-Binks replied, “How wude.”
Seriously, how unfortunate it is that only now Hamas has learned manners. They never found all their suicide explosions in buses and restaurants rude. From AP, with thanks to Kemaste:
The political leader of the Hamas said Sunday that calls by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for his group to disarm were “rude” interference in internal Palestinian affairs.
In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, Khaled Mashaal also accused the United States of conspiring with Israel against the interests and rights of the Palestinian people.
Rice said last week that Hamas cannot participate in Palestinian politics if it remains armed. “You cannot simultaneously keep an option on politics and an option on violence,” she said in a speech at Princeton University.