Did he really say, ".... harsh on Hamas...."? Such commentators need to push themselves away from their overloaded Thanksgiving dinners and football games and take the trouble to read up o what these people actually do. We Americans are living in idyllic world that others in others cannot even dream about. Therefore, the news reporting is affected by our generalized naivete as to what doe on in the rest of the world. It these reporters and politicians were required to live as some of these people do, most of them wouldn't last one day.