Thursday, January 26, 2006

Recent Elections

Well this week's elections were a mixed bag.

The results in Canada were good, but not great. The Conservatives won enough votes to form a governing coalition, but not an outright majority. They should be much better neighbors than the Liberals were. Hopefully they will govern well enough that they can call a new election in a couple of years and win a majority.

The results in Palestine were pretty bad. One the one hand, it was encouraging to see the Palestine National Authority run elections honest enough to vote Fatah out of power. On the other hand, that means that Hamas was votd into power. If Hamas uses this opportunity to launch more attacks on Israel, they must be slapped down hard. Ther results also play into the hand of Netanyahu in Israel's upcoming elections in March. It could be a long, hot and bloody summerin the Holy Lands.

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