Barack Obama “Understands” The Hamas View

Hat tip: Chaim Ben Pesach

Barack Hussein Obama “understands” why Hamas would support him.

“It’s conceivable that there are those in the Arab world who say to themselves, ‘This is a guy who spent some time in the Muslim world, has a middle name of Hussein and appears more worldly and has called for talks with people, and so he’s not going to be engaging in the same sort of cowboy diplomacy as George Bush,'” Obama said in an interview with The Atlantic.

“That’s a perfectly legitimate perception as long as they’re not confused about my unyielding support for Israel’s security,” Obama said.

Last month, Ahmed Yousef, a political adviser to the militant Palestinian group, told an interviewer on WABC radio that “We like Mr. Obama” and “we hope that he will win the election.”

Yousef’s comments sparked intense criticism from John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, who recently vowed to be “Hamas’ worst nightmare.”

“If Sen. Obama is favored by Hamas, I think people can make judgments accordingly,” McCain said.

In the magazine interview, Obama insisted his position on Hamas is “indistinguishable” from the positions McCain or Democratic rival Hillary Clinton have taken. He said Hamas is a terrorist organization and should be condemned.

Also in the interview, Obama rejected former President Jimmy Carter’s suggestion that Israel resembles an apartheid state.

“I strongly reject that characterization,” he said. “It’s emotionally loaded, historically inaccurate and it’s not what I believe.”

Obama also said Israeli settlements on the West Bank “at this juncture are not helpful.”

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7 responses to “Barack Obama “Understands” The Hamas View

  1. Where did the “Israel is an apartheid state” come from? First, some Muslim states have apartheid on basis of religion, and Malaysia persecutes its Chinese, Indian, and other “non-native” populations. Second, Israel is taking whatever measures necessary to stay alive.

  2. Truth, that’s what the David Duke followers always say. But the fact of the matter is, there are Arabs on Israel’s Supreme Court, and there are Arab members of Israel’s Knesset, which is their parliament. Furthermore, Miss Israel a few years ago was an Arab Muslim.

  3. Wow. So Israel is far from apartheid.

  4. If Arabs can make it into the Parliament of Israel, then where’s the apartheid? Where’s the separateness? And an Arab Muslim is Miss Israel? I don’t think that’s even possible in Arab Muslim countries, where they must cover their bodies almost completely.

  5. Obamba lost big in West Virginia, so now he’s targeting the Christian vote hard and fast in Kentucky:

    http://race42008.com/2008/05/12/barack-obamas-pitch-in-kentucky/

    No only is it a LIE, but can you imagine anyone else doing an ad like this? Huckabee did, and rightly so, since he is an evangelical, but he also got in a lot of hot water for it too. But no, not Obamba, Obamas.

  6. Go figure.

  7. It’s like he’s untouchable. Even if black pastors call him by his full name they’re considered racist.

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