Condy's Crystals Rice says Americans will have nothing to do with Hmas in Palestine. That is, they will not support the new government until they renounce violence against Israel. Well, they ought not have supported the IRA in Ireland then surely. But there were many Irish Catholic votes to be had, as are there are many Jewish votes to have. Don't forget the anti communist Cuban vote. Why does the US do all this pretend stuff that is patently clear to everyone?