I don't think I have ever read a column by Johann Hari that I agreed with. In fact , I rather pride myself on it. Yesterday's offering from him was his usual anti Israel and anti America tirade. According to Hari Hamas have been acting like little angels in Gaza and it's all the fault of those nasty Americans and Israelis. Presumably they forced the hooded gunmen onto the streets to slaughter their opponents. According to Hari Hamas have behaved "in a pragmatic way". I'd love to see what they do when they get the courage of their convictions. Hamas is a nasty, vicious, murderous terrorist organisation. They have now been ejected from the Palestinian government. As a result the USA and the EU have restored aid to Palestine. I wonder what Mr Hari has to say about that.
One other thing. I saw an interview with a AK47 touting hooded gunmen from group Army of Islam, the terrorists who are holding Alan Johnston, giving an interview to Al Jazeera. Is it unreasonable to demand that TV channels to make people they are interviewing to show their faces?