Hamas can't be rationally defended. I do criticize Israel for some things, but Hamas is run by barbaric villains who can't be vanquished fast enough if peace is ever to be. They claim victory after a 10-1 death rate against them. We do Israel and the Palestinians a disservice by brokering peace. Let them have a fuller victory, if that is what they think it is. In the end, more lives will be saved if Israel is allowed to prevailed. At the same time, she should clean her own house, unilaterally evacuate the settlements and recognize Palestine as independent.