President Bush said Hamas can't be a partner in peace unless it renounces its goal to destroy Israel. Israel refuses to recognize Hamas as the government. Hamas "offered to renew a truce with Israel, but ruled out direct talk with the Jewish state." So what are we supposed to do now in order to continue pushing our desire for peace in the Middle East? While Hamas has done many troubling things in the past, I think that alienating them completely is a wrong move. I think right now, right after the "election" before more bad blood flows, we need to step in and ignite some form of negotiation. Pushing them away now pushes the the peace process in the Middle East further and further away as well.