HAMAS is a terrorist organization and the United States has clear policy for dealing with terrorists: we don't do it. We don't legitimize them and we don't acknowledge phony distinctions between their political and terrorist "wings." HAMAS is an organization of religious zealots who put bombs in stores, clubs, restaurants, hotels and buses, murdering innocent people and with the ultimate goal of destroying the State of Israel and replacing it with an Islamist state. HAMAS is responsible not only for the deaths of hundreds of Israelis, but also dozens of Americans. They should not get a "pass" for any of these deaths. The idea of giving tax-payer money to terrorists who have slaughtered our own citizens is grotesque.