One of the news stories which came out today is that Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal is interested in opening a dialogue with the Obama administration because its policies are “much better” than those of former US President George W. Bush.
Surprise – not.
I wonder where this one will go, considering that one of last year’s most quickly buried stories was the rather upsetting revelation, one week after the US elections, that the Obama campaign had been maintaining a secret liaison with Hamas. But – oops – nobody was supposed to tell. It could have adversely affected the election results.
Hamas says met Obama advisors in Gaza
Ahmad Yousuf, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh’s political advisor, said that during the recent US presidential race a secret meeting between senior Islamist group figures and advisors to President-elect Barack Obama was held in Gaza.
“We were in contact with a number of Obama’s aides through the Internet, and later met with some of them in Gaza, but they advised us not to come out with any statements, as they may have a negative effect on his election campaign…
Yousuf said Hamas’s contact with Obama’s advisors was ongoing, adding that he was still on good terms with some of the aides he had befriended while residing in the US…
Somebody forgot to pass poor Yousuf the memo that he wasn’t supposed to talk about it after the election, either.
Not that it seems to have made a difference after all this time. I keep hearing that Mr. Obama is not really being unfavorable toward Israel, and neither is he really cozying up to Iran, Hamas, or to other recognized supporters of terrorism. Not really. Well it appears to me that some of the more prominent terrorists really do like his style, and there may be some very good reasons for that. I’ll bet if we could find some poor honest soul like old Yousuf, we could discover all kinds of juicy tidbits.
But I wonder if we’ll ever find poor old Yousuf. Or even where he’s buried.