Murder at the Indonesian Consulate; this has the makings of a hell of a story, whatever was behind it.
And Condi Rice admits that the U.S. underestimated the political strength of Hamas.
“I’ve asked why nobody saw it coming,” Ms. Rice said, speaking of her own staff. “It does say something about us not having a good enough pulse.”
Nobody saw it coming? Has someone removed the brains of the entire State Department and replaced them with Folger’s Crystals? A blind man could have seen that. A golem could have told you what popular sentiment in the West Bank, to say nothing of Gaza, was like. What the hell is going on up there?
Also: Good editorial summary of the choices we need to make with regards to Iran’s nuclear program. Very clear summary of the situation.