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Someone Please Explain . . .

. . . what "a cease-fire that would not allow a re-establishment of the status quo ante, where Hamas can continue to launch rockets out of Gaza" looks like, exactly.

Rice said the United States is continuing a diplomatic drive to end the Gaza hostilities but made clear the Bush administration is not interested in a new cease-fire deal that would fall apart like its predecessor.

"We are working toward a cease-fire that would not allow a re-establishment of the status quo ante, where Hamas can continue to launch rockets out of Gaza. It is obvious that that cease-fire should take place as soon as possible. But we need a cease-fire that is durable and sustainable," she said.

If anyone in the State Department or any other part of the administration can explain what this would look like short of removing Hamas or the rockets or both, please contact me and explain. I am all ears. And questions.

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