Jack Straw should be removed from office immediately. He is Neville Chamberlain and worse. Not only does he want to appease evil; he also wants us all to pretend that it isn’t really evil at all. From the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to Romy:
“Normalize relations with Hamas,” British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw urged Thursday.
“Hamas now heads the PA government, and [Britain] wants to maintain normal relations with them as we did with the previous government,” Straw said during his visit to Riddyah, Saudi Arabia.
Straw added that he would demand in any case that Hamas meet the requirements of the international community – to stop terror, recognize Israel, and honor existing agreements between Israel and the PA – but softened his stance by saying that he would be satisfied with the group “accepting” the existence of the Jewish state, and would not insist that Hamas make a formal statement recognizing Israel.
He would demand but he would not demand. And evidently the normalization of relations would depend on none of this.
Straw arrived Tuesday in Saudi Arabia to take part in a conference devoted to bilateral relations.
Straw arrived Tuesday in Saudi Arabia to report to his masters — er, that is, to take part in a conference devoted to bilateral relations.