The former secretary of state describes the Gaza Strip as one giant metropolis.

By R. James Towe  james@sollicitus.us

Although densely populated, much of the Gaza Strip is uninhabited.
 "Hamas puts its missiles, its rockets in civilian areas; part of it is because Gaza is pretty small and its densely populated."
                 -Hillary Clinton 

During interviews, Hillary Clinton inevitably provides the audience a history lesson to convince us that she is intelligent and capable. 

Unfortunately, she usually leaves it at that: a history lesson with solutions few and far between. 

In a recent interview, the former secretary of state gave a lecture on geography. Mrs. Clinton appeared to excuse Hamas for storing munitions in densely populated Gaza City. Schools, mosques, and United Nations shelters been the victims of a Hamas campaign that ignores the safety of those it supposedly is fighting to liberate. 

Mrs. Clinton, a MENSA member, enlightened us with her description of Gaza as a densely populated area. This evidently justified Hamas' use of vulnerable civilian facilities to carry out its terror campaign against Israel.

The confusion in her description is that Gaza City is indeed a very densely populated environment. The whole of Gaza is not. Gaza has tens of thousands of acres of uninhabited land from which Hamas could carry out its campaign if the organization had the slightest regard for its people. 

How could a former secretary of state show such little understanding of one of the planet's most volatile regions?