Rice says that the US won't provide foreign aid to a government formed by Hamas. Rice Rules Out Aiding Hamas She also says that they "underestimated the strength of Hamas."
That seems a little short sided to me. We insisted on the timing of these elections and we have to live with the results. Cutting off the Palestinians now will just harden resentment against the US and further derail the peace process. Everything Bush has done in the past five years has served to strengthen the radicals and marginalize the moderates. What a mess.
Worst. President. Ever.