Some Hamas leaders are saying now that the organization has changed its position regarding suicide bombings and will no longer use them.
Really? I wonder why! Could it have anything to do with winning the elections? Nay! That would be too... (what's a polite word? Damn the English language!).. calculating? No way. They can't be so cynical and manipulative, can they now?
Needless to say, these same Hamas leaders will never say such things to their own people.To the Observer, to Kofi Anan, to my mother in-law, maybe. But never ever to their own people, in whose name and flesh and blood they carry out these attacks.
But regardless of their motivations and intentions, it's a good thing that they are giving up suicide bombings. I'm beginning to think that maybe something good will come out of them winning the elections.