May 09, 2008

Obama Sacks Adviser Over Talks With Hamas

In this Times "puff piece" it appears the author is trying to soften the blow of this new found revelation as the article ends with "the respected Robert Malley".

Bullshit, I don't respect anyone who hearts Hamas.


One of Barack Obama’s Middle East policy advisers disclosed yesterday that he had held meetings with the militant Palestinian group Hamas – prompting the likely Democratic nominee to sever all links with him.

Robert Malley told The Times that he had been in regular contact with Hamas, which controls Gaza and is listed by the US State Department as a terrorist organisation. Such talks, he stressed, were related to his work for a conflict resolution think-tank and had no connection with his position on Mr Obama’s Middle East advisory council.

“I’ve never hidden the fact that in my job with the International Crisis Group I meet all kinds of people,” he added.

Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for Mr Obama, responded swiftly: “Rob Malley has, like hundreds of other experts, provided informal advice to the campaign in the past. He has no formal role in the campaign and he will not play any role in the future.” The rapid departure of Mr Malley followed 48 hours of heated clashes between John McCain, the Republican nominee-elect, and Mr Obama over Middle East policy.

Damn terrorist syphathizers anyway. They keep screwing it up for Obama. teh..

Who will be the next one to come forward?

Ace has more

By Stable Hand at 04:52 PM | Comments |