America for all intents and purposes has abandoned its claimed policy of not negotiating with terrorists.
Or perhaps we just finance the thugs without talking to them.
In any event, Hamas, which the U.S. officially identifies as a terrorist organization, governs Gaza, which is getting $47 million taxpayer dollars from the Obama Administration.
The money, of course, supposedly is to be used for "humanitarian purposes." However, money is fungible, which means that our money will be used to provide food, shelter, and medical care for the residents of Gaza, thus freeing up other funds that the terrorist government otherwise would -- to some extent -- have to use for those purposes. And the freed up funds can, are, and always will be used to finance and provide arms and ammunition and other lethal tools for the terrorist trade -- activities that are the raison d'etre of Hamas, which is committed to extinguishing the State of Israel and killing its people.
On top of that, our 'leaders' now appear to begging the bloodthirsty gang to take more of our money in exchange for stopping -- for a smidgen of time -- their rocket attacks on Israel. Here is the capsule summary report from today's edition of The Wall Street Journal:
The U.S. and its allies are working on a Gaza truce plan to assure Hamas its economic demands will be met if it stops rocket strikes on Israel.
Terrorism is a great business. You take money from people who supposedly won't negotiate with you and attack your neighbor . . . and then the same people who lavish their citizens' money on you beg you to take more to stop the attacks. . . even if only for a little while.
Who says there is no such thing as perpetual motion?