BUSH "WE WON'T TALK TO HAMAS"
"I've made it very clear that the United States does not support political parties that want to destroy our ally Israel, and that people must renounce that part of their platform," Bush said in a special press conference at the White House today.
"It's a wake-up call to the leadership. Obviously, people were not happy with the status quo," Bush said. "The elections should open the eyes of the old guard in the Palestinian territories.
US Secretary of State, Condaleeza Rice, "...the Palestinian people have apparently voted for change, but we believe that their aspirations for peace and a peaceful life remain unchanged."
Still sticking to the 'We Don't Negotiate With Terrorists' mantra, Rice said the US would not work with democratically elected political parties that have, "one foot in politics and the other in terror."