Friday, April 24, 2009

Funding Hamas

Secretary of State Clinton, testifying before a House appropriations subcommittee, sought to provide assurances that assistance to the Palestinian authority would not end up supporting a government that included Hamas.

Clinton claimed that the State Department will enforce strong oversight, including employee background checks and providing staff lists to the United States and Israel, of the Palestinian organization distributing the assistance. "We intend to hold any entity that receives American aid to a very high standard," she said.

Would this be like AIG bonuses, or does she see State as getting into business similar to guaranteeing GM cars? (Thanks to Jewish World Review.)

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