US Hamas Policy Broken: Kerry, Ellison and Baird Visit Gaza

05/25/2011 01:05 pm ET
  • MJ Rosenberg Worked on Capitol Hill for Democratic Senators and House members for 20 years

It looks like Israel's attempt to completely isolate Hamas has failed. Yesterday three Member of Congress including John Kerry, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, toured Gaza, surveyed the destruction and met with local officials.

In a joint statement following their visit to Gaza, the House members, Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Brian Baird (D-WA) said: "No parent, or anyone who cares for kids, can remain unmoved by what" we saw there.

Change is in the air. At the very least, we are no longer burying our heads in the sand.