This column could have been written by Hillary Clinton. Awwh,the true yearning of the Chinese leadership is for democracy. They're just playing the long game. Sometimes you have to break 50 million eggs to make an omelet. If only those evil Europeans hadn't interrupted the proud 6,000 year Chinese march to democracy. And if Hamas wants to return to being an accepted member of the international community, it will have to reduce the number of Israeli children it murders by 25%, at least for a little while. Earth to Ralph Benko, Earth to Ralph Benko.