Obama Lumps Hamas With FOX News
HE WAS FOR IT BEFORE HE WAS AGAINST IT…
But, today Barack Obama spoke out in support of Israel and condemned Jimmy Carter for meeting with Hamas.
YNET News reported:
Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama on Wednesday disagreed with former President Jimmy Carter’s overtures toward Hamas, saying he would not talk to the Islamist group until it recognized Israel and renounced terrorism.
The Illinois senator, campaigning in Pennsylvania which holds the next presidential voting contest on Tuesday, told a group of Jewish leaders he has an “unshakable commitment” to help protect Israel from its “bitter enemies.”
“That’s why I have a fundamental difference with President Carter and disagree with his decision to meet with Hamas,” Obama said. “We must not negotiate with a terrorist group intent on Israel’s destruction. We should only sit down with Hamas if they renounce terrorism, recognize Israel’s right to exist and abide by past agreements.”
“Hamas is not a state. Hamas is a terrorist organization,” he said.
You have to draw the line somewhere– especially when the majority of Americans disagree with your inner circle.
UPDATE: Maybe it was the fact that Islamic Jihad refused to meet with Jimmy Carter that changed Barack’s mind?
UPDATE 2: Say Anything adds- Obama can’t have it both ways.