Freedom is not America's gift to the world; freedom is the Almighty God's gift to each man and woman in this world.
Over the next four years, we'll work to ensure that the gift of freedom reaches more men and women in the broader Middle East.
Meanwhile, back in reality:
U.S. and Israelis Are Said to Talk of Hamas Ouster
JERUSALEM, Feb. 14 — The United States and Israel are discussing ways to destabilize the Palestinian government so that newly elected Hamas officials will fail and elections will be called again, according to Israeli officials and Western diplomats.
Freedom. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
The intention is to starve the Palestinian Authority of money and international connections to the point where, some months from now, its president, Mahmoud Abbas, is compelled to call a new election. The hope is that Palestinians will be so unhappy with life under Hamas that they will return to office a reformed and chastened Fatah movement.
Ah yes, I'm sure it will go exactly like that. Who comes up with these plans? Former Three's Company writers?
Israel has also threatened to cut off monthly transfers to the Palestinians of about $50 million from taxes and customs it collects for them, once Hamas takes power.
the Hamas government could be forced to enact widespread layoffs that would scotch the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian families.
Well being even poorer and more desperate probably won't cause a problem.
The strategy of bringing Palestinians to their knees by cutting off cash could easily backfire, however, with Palestinians blaming the U.S. and Israel - not Hamas - for their growing misery.
The Times said the idea of forcing regime change by further impoverishing the Palestinians was being discussed at the highest levels of the U.S. State Department and the Israeli government.
Freedom is on the march.
Let's hear from the Palestinians
Mushir al Masri, a Hamas spokesman and incoming legislator, said attempts to bring down a future Hamas government were hypocritical.
"This is ... a rejection of the democratic process, which the Americans are calling for day and night," al Masri said. "It's an interference and a collective punishment of our people because they practiced the democratic process in a transparent and honest way."
"We need a firm Islamic and Arabic position to confront this challenge," al Masri added.
Wait, that doesn't sound good
On Monday, a Hamas leader said the group would annul landmark interim peace accords with Israel from the mid-1990s.
Well yet another shining example of democracy and freedom in action, as spread by our dear leader.