Robert Dreyfuss: Why Hamas's Victory Is a Disaster
Robert Dreyfuss is the author of Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam (Henry Holt, 2005). In this interview he explains that the Hamas victory was a disaster. He notes that Israel is in part responsible however for what's happened. Just as the United States backed Islamists in the 1980s to defeat the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, Israel backed Hamas in the 1980s to divide support for Yasir Arafat.
He was interviewed by HNN's Rick Shenkman by phone on January 26, 2006.