Break Out the Sliderules

Time to get out the sliderules, conversion charts, scientific calculators, financial calculators, efficiency benchmark data tables, Excel spreadsheets, and all other whotnot.

Members of the Quartet — the European Union, the United Nations, the United States and Russia — are expected to release a statement after their meeting in London to discuss whether isolating Hamas politically and financially is the best policy.

I can pretty much guarantee that the "statement" will not answer the most fundamental question, which is: "best policy" for whom and for what?


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