Sunday, January 11, 2009

Friday Post Update

Obama Team Denies Report

Believe it or not, sometimes your brilliant blogger likes being wrong or at least hopes to be proven incorrect. This is the case regarding my Friday post claiming that President-elect Obama is "legitimizing Hamas" by opening up direct talks with the terrorist organization.

The UK Guardian reported that Obama "transition team sources" claim that the President-elect wants to "initiate low-level or clandestine" communications with Hamas. However the Obama camp has released a statement denying the Guardian story.

"The President-elect has repeatedly stated that he believes that Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to Israel's destruction, and that we should not deal with them until they recognize Israel, renounce violence, and abide by past agreements," transition spokeswoman Brooke Anderson said in a written statement.

While I continue to be discouraged that Mr. Obama has not been a vocal supporter of Israel during the recent events in Gaza, not buying his one President at a time argument, I am relieved to learn that I have jumped the gun in my criticism of the President-elect regarding this story.

I can only hope that during this crucial time in our nation and Israel’s history, a President Obama will govern in a manner that proves my fears to be for nothing. It will be nice to be wrong.

Paulie

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