From our Why We’re In The Fix We’re In Department: “Oops, she did it again! Rice calls Hamas ‘resistance movement’ during unscripted remarks,” by Aaron Klein for WorldNetDaily:
JERUSALEM — For at least the fourth time in recent months, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice referred to the Hamas terrorist organization as a “resistance” movement during unscripted remarks with reporters, WND has learned.
This time, Rice was giving a free-ranging interview two weeks ago with the Washington Times when a reporter asked her about the wisdom of encouraging democracy in countries where radical Islamists could win elections, pointing as an example to Hamas, which won Palestinian elections two years ago.
Rice replied: “It’s, I would say, still a story-in-progress on Hamas, in particular, because I think there’s plenty of evidence now that one reason that Hamas went back to their bad old ways and took over the Gaza and overthrew the legitimate Palestinian Authority institutions is that actually they were failing at governance, and it’s easier to be a resistance movement than to be a governing movement.”
Her remarks are transcribed in full on the State Department website….