In the wake of the latest set of prisoner abuse photos and cartoon protests, I'm not sure what Rice/Bush were thinking they could accomplish. This clearly is not the right timing to seek an economic boycott from the Arab nations. Did they truly believe that this was the right time to play this card? Now Rice/Bush have burned up this option and lost. Now more Arab Gov'ts are on the record for pledging financial support to the Palestinians while Hamas is in power. It is frustrating to watch Hamas gain the tactical advantage again and again. All this before Hamas even forms a government.
Netanyahu condemns West Bank arson attack, calling it 'terror' (Haaretz)
from the article: Saudi Arabia nixes U.S. appeal to withhold aid from Hamas-led PA