Looks like we can already discount all the baseless expectations that gaining power and responsibility would moderate Hamas, as the incoming Hamas interior minister has just proclaimed that his government will not arrest anyone who attacks Israeli targets.
Expect some vigorous hand-wringing in European capitals as the EU begs Hamas to utter some kind — any kind — of peaceful platitude that would enable the Europeans to justify the continuation of millions of dollard in subsidies to a government composed of Islamic terrorists.
I have an idea — if gaining power doesn’t wean them away from violence, perhaps we can moderate them by providing every member of the Hamas government with a scholarship to Yale.
Or we can send them to Harvard, where they can learn that American foreign policy is dictated by a malevolent cabal of sinister Jews. Then again, I’d guess they already knew that.