From Deborah Solomon's interview with the BBC's David Frost, who is moving to the new Al Jazeera offshoot, Al Jazeera International:
Q. Will you be lining up interviews with the leaders of Hamas? What do you make of their election victory?
A. On the surface, this looks like a blow to any hope of an ongoing dialogue in the Middle East. On the other hand, if you are trying to be optimistic, you can say that people with an extreme position can sometimes make more concessions than people from nonextreme positions.
Q. What are you saying?