US evangelicals and parliament members said they oppose a Hamas government. They also remarked that it didn't matter that Hamas was elected democratically - and this from Americans!
Rebecca Brimmer, president of Bridges for Peace, an Evangelical Christian organization that helps Jews immigrate to Israel, told the Israelis "We must not forget we have joint enemies."
The Israelis have been absolutely delighted but gave the game away as to why US Christians, who’s supposed to turn the other cheek as well as support democracy, are aggressively opposing a domocratically elected Hamas- givernment, by saying "It's openly a holy war against both our faiths [meaning Judeo-Christianity]. And they (Hamas) want to keep the most important Christian holy places in their hands. This is a death threat to our civilization, to our religions."
Well, that’s certainly a well-placed Israeli comment as it’s sure to whip up the froth and foam of the US rightwing Christians into supporting the Hebrews (Israelis) against the Canaanites (Palestinians). Afterall, the infamous Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson had opined that the massive stroke Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered was divine retribution for his pullout from Gaza last summer. Hallelujah!
Now, we know why Bush has been against the democracy he wanted for the region, amply demonstrated by the Palestinians, to the extent he’s punishing those Palestinians for their democratic practices by cutting off aid to the Palestinian Authority.
Aah! Democracy, thou faithless whore!