Ahhh, the stoopids! It hurts!
Yes, it really does hurt. In fact, it hurts not only others, but us. When the maladministration is as incompetent as this:
After failing to anticipate Hamas’s victory over Fatah in the 2006 Palestinian election, the White House cooked up yet another scandalously covert and self-defeating Middle East debacle: part Iran-contra, part Bay of Pigs. With confidential documents, corroborated by outraged former and current U.S. officials, David Rose reveals how President Bush, Condoleezza Rice, and Deputy National-Security Adviser Elliott Abrams backed an armed force under Fatah strongman Muhammad Dahlan, touching off a bloody civil war in Gaza and leaving Hamas stronger than ever.... and even more pissed at us and less likely to help us or listen to us. We're really setting up a giant heffalump hole for us to fall into. Morons. Ummm .... hmmm ... "Elliott Abrams (R-PNAC)" ... second thought, you never know; could have been an intentional disaster, fomented by the Likudnik faction here.