It was John McCain, not Barack Obama, who wanted to play patty-cake with Hamas
Mr. Straight Talk should change his nickname to Mr. Zig-Zag Talk.
John McCain’s been peddling baloney of late about how Barack Obama is somehow inclined to be too chummy with Hamas, the terrorist organization that controls the Palestinian government.
Actually, Obama’s been saying that Hamas should renounce its violent ways before diplomatic relations with the United States are established.
But McCain said this of Hamas when it emerged victorious in Palestinian elections:
“They’re the government; sooner or later we are going to have to deal with them, one way or another, and I understand why this administration and previous administrations had such antipathy towards Hamas because of their dedication to violence and the things that they not only espouse but practice, so . . . but it’s a new reality in the Middle East.”
Former Assistant Secretary of State James P. Rubin puts the matter in perspective HERE.