"Hamas Election Victory Shocks World"
Seriously? Like, you didn't see this coming? Not even a teensy bit?
The prognostication was not hard; the difficult thing to see is the way to move forward. Power-sharing might be the way -- maaaayyybe.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Islamic militant Hamas' landslide victory in Palestinian elections unnerved the world Thursday, darkening prospects for Mideast peace and ending four decades of rule by the corruption-riddled Fatah Party.
The parliamentary victory stunned even Hamas leaders, who mounted a well-organized campaign but have no experience in government. They offered to share power with President Mahmoud Abbas, the Fatah chief, who said he may go around the new government to talk peace with Israel.