Guardian is reporting some very frightening and dangerous news. It is becoming more lucid each day that Obama has no clue about foreign policy nor does he have a vested interest in protecting the American people.
The incoming Obama administration is prepared to abandon George Bush's doctrine of isolating Hamas by establishing a channel to the Islamist organisation, sources close to the transition team say.
The move to open contacts with Hamas, which could be initiated through the US intelligence services, would represent a definitive break with the Bush presidency's ostracising of the group. The state department has designated Hamas a terrorist organisation, and in 2006 Congress passed a law banning US financial aid to the group. The Guardian has spoken to three people with knowledge of the discussions in the Obama camp.
There is no talk of Obama approving direct diplomatic negotiations with Hamas early on, but he is being urged by advisers to initiate low-level or clandestine approaches, and there is growing recognition in Washington that the policy of ostracising Hamas is counter-productive. A tested course would be to start contacts through Hamas and the US intelligence services, similar to the secret process through which the US engaged with the PLO in the 1970s. Israel did not become aware of the contacts until much later.
Yes, the economy is sour. Yes, he needs to address this and we encourage him to seek advice from BOTH sides of the aisle.
But his naivety on National Security is becoming more "dire" each day.
Hugh Hewitt at Town Hall has a fantastic piece on this.
Solid, serious appointees cannot overcome such a profound misunderstanding of the nature of the radical Islamist movement. At least overtures to Iran could proceed with the hope of communicating with the pro-American population suffering under the rule of the mullahs. There is zero evidence that Hamas can be reformed or that there is a large population beneath its iron rule that longs for its overthrow in Gaza.
Obama seems to favor scare tactics as a way to advance his socialist economic agenda, so here's a scare tactic for him and his fellow Liberals. You want to get nuts and play dirty? Let's get nuts!
The most devastating thing to both Obama and our economy will be another terror attack against America.
And for that not happening since September 11th, 2001, we thank you George Bush.