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Oopsie! Obama adviser a little too chummy with Hamas.

By See-Dubya  •  May 9, 2008 04:23 PM

Under the bus with you! On a Friday afternoon, while nobody’s watching:

One of Barack Obama’s Middle East policy advisers disclosed today 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 he had regularly been in contact with Hamas, which controls Gaza but 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.

But Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for Mr Obama, responded swiftly, saying: “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.”

H/T to Ace.

Hmmm…..let’s run this one last time. I may need to update it soon, and get that irrelevant Hillary stuff off of there.


MORE: O’Malley’s group, the International Crisis Group (which is funded by Soros), made a recent appearance in these virtual pages here–condemning the U.S. airstrike that disintegrated the head of Al-Qaeda in Somalia.

It’s not just Hamas he’s chummy with: here’s O’Malley advocating negotiations with recently-thwarted nuclear aspirant Syria. That’s not as surprising, though: another adviser, Carter-era leftover Zbigniew Brzezinski, has actually gone to Syria to negotiate, and Obama has advocated doing so himself once he’s in office.

Obama’s magnificent jeans declined to comment.

AFTERTHOUGHT: Where did this “under the bus” saying come from? Newsweek doesn’t like it any more.
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