Hamas Likes Obama
Hamas likes Obama. Could there possibly be an "endorsement" that would do more damage to a candidate for President of the United States? We think not.
Combine that with the endorsement of former President Jimmy Carter, who angered many Americans by traveling to hold talks with Hamas leaders against the urging of the Administration, and Obama may be irreparably damaged, just by those two endorsements.
[Sadly, voters either didn't know about, didn't care about, or ignored these indicators. -Ed.]
Here's what McCain's campaign had to say about it:
"Last Wednesday's Democratic debate provided insight into Barack Obama's positions on key foreign policy issues. As President, he says he would immediately withdraw our troops from Iraq - even if he were strongly advised against this by our nation's top military commanders.
He would also hold direct talks with the Iranian regime - a regime that does not recognize Israel and is the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world. Iran's president has even called for Israel to be 'wiped off the map.'
During the debate, Barack Obama once again refused to condemn former President Jimmy Carter - who publicly supports Obama - for holding talks with the Hamas terrorist group, a group supported financially, politically and militarily by Iran.
Barack Obama's foreign policy plans have even won him praise from Hamas leaders. Ahmed Yousef, chief political adviser to the Hamas Prime Minister said, "We like Mr. Obama and we hope he will win the election. He has a vision to change America."
We need change in America, but not the kind of change that wins kind words from Hamas, surrenders in Iraq and will hold unconditional talks with Iranian President Ahmadinejad."
That kind of change, we can do without!
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