http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060126/ap_on_re_mi_ea/palestinians_election ------Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia and his Cabinet ministers submitted their resignations Thursday as the Islamic militant group Hamas appeared to have captured a large majority of seats in the Palestinian elections รขโฌโ a shocking upset sure to throw Mideast peacemaking into turmoil. ------- Does this fall under the "be careful what you wish for" category? I also see a premonition for what could happen in Iraq, or any other Middle Eastern country that has democracy in a few years. Heck we don't always elect the best people in this country and we've been doing it for over 200 years. I have the feeling that the old axiom about democratic states not attacking other democratic states is going to be put to the test time and again in this part of the world. Of course that's if political parties like Hamas don't just come to power and refuse to relinquish it democratically.