As it turns out, President Obama's got that covered.
The White House announced Wednesday an additional $400 million in assistance for housing, clean drinking water, school construction and business development in Gaza and the West Bank. [snip]For those of you who don't already know, the terrorist group Hamas is in control of the Gaza strip. They won some local elections fair and square a few years ago, but once in power decided that the democratic process wasn't all it was cracked up to be and postponed all future elections. Of course, ex-president Jimmy Carter wanted to do something about that- namely urging the Obama Administration to remove Hamas from the list of terrorist organizations. Wonder how much TATP and Katusha rockets you can get with $400 million. If you think that money is going towards schools and clean water, I have this lovely bridge that goes to Brooklyn that can be yours for a negotiable fee.
Obama called the funding a "down payment on the United States' commitment to Palestinians in Gaza, who deserve a better life and expanded opportunities and the chance to take part in building a viable, independent state of Palestine, together with those who live in the West Bank."
Good thing there's no double-digit unemployment or skyrocketing national debt in this country, otherwise I'd think that sending hundreds of millions of dollars no questions asked to a belligerent terrorist entity might not be money well spent.