Wednesday, June 18, 2008

That's The Spirit

Congratulations to the Bush administration for throwing their support behind the peace deal:

The Bush administration has reacted sceptically to news of an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

"We'll see first of all whether there is actually an agreement," Tom Casey, a US state department spokesman, told reporters in Washington on Tuesday.

"Even if this is a true report, I think unfortunately it hardly takes Hamas out of the terrorism business," Casey added, referring to the Palestinian group that controls the Gaza Strip.

US officials have rejected contact with Hamas because they view it as a terrorist organisation.

Egypt and Hamas said earlier the ceasefire would come into effect on Thursday.

Nice one.