Arrrggh! What Did You Expect?
Why Such Shock and Horror at the Obvious? Jan. 31, 2006: Vol. 2, Issue No. 8 IN THE NEWS Rice Admits U.S. Underestimated Hamas Strength LONDON, Jan. 29 — Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice acknowledged Sunday that the United States had failed to understand the depth of hostility among Palestinians toward their longtime leaders. The hostility led to an election victory by the militant group Hamas that has reduced to tatters crucial assumptions underlying American policies and hopes in the Middle East. —Steven R. Weisman, The New York Times, Jan. 30, 2006 GM net loss $4.8 billion, much worse than expected DETROIT (Reuters)