Would we support the MILF's separtist efforts against our ally the Philipines? No. Or the Kashmir separtists against our emerging ally India, and our tottering ally Musharraf (who has his own battles with Islamism)? No. Did we send aid to the IRA - who have refused to disarm? No. Would we send aid to the ETA Basques? No. Would we send aid to the Tamil Tigers? No. Would we send aid to the Chechens - the folks who perp'ed the massacre at Beslan? No. Would we send aid to the Algerian Terrorists? No. Would we send aid to the "Sunni insurgents" in Iraq, or Zarqawi? No, of course not; we support the pluralistic democracy emerging in Iraq.
So what the "heck" is the G8 doing sending $3 BILLION dollars to the Palestinians WHO HAVE STILL REFUSED TO DISARM THEIR "MILITIAS" AS REQUIRED BY THE ROAD-MAP!?
Israel is still being treated differently, and unfairly. We should no more demand that Israel accept a terrorist/Islamist state on it's border than we would demand the same of Russia or India or Britain or Spain or Algeria or the Philipines or Sri Lanka.
Until the Palestinian Authority DISARMS the terrorists they shouldn't get a penny! BTW: that's a pretty big carrot. Sheesh! Aiding Abbas is NOT like aiding Musharraf - who, although he may not be doing ALL we want, is doing A LOT. Abbas has DONE NOTHING.
Unless and until Abbas does what he committed to do under The Road-map, he shouldn't get a penny. Just rewards come AFTER deeds. When the first Israeli President Ben Gurion destoyed the ALTALENA, Israel became a state. When Abbas has his ALTALENA moment, the Palestinians will have a state, too. WE SHOULD BE WAITING, AND PRESSURING HIM, NOT REWARDING HIM!