Skip to comments.Barack Obama sacks adviser over talks with Hamas
Posted on 05/09/2008 1:44:52 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Barack Obama sacks adviser over talks with Hamas
Barack Obama had criticised former President Jimmy Carter for holding direct talks with Hamas Tom Baldwin in Washington
One of Barack Obamas 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.
Ive 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."
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I thought Barack wanted us to talk with our enemies...
Stay tuned folks. I hope someone is compiling all this for later.
Now that he’s the guy, alot of lies will cover his real positions. Barry stands amid the extreme anti-semites of the Democrat Left.
We’ll see how many he fools.
Perhaps, because of his inexperience, Senator Obama surrounds himself with advisers that contradict his stated policies
More like his stated policies are lies. So will this cost him Jewish support?
Obama’s instincts are wrong. He consistently goes the wrong way. And I fully expect he knew about these contacts.
McCain will win this one.
Looks like he wrote and article for the London Times in 2005
Deadly games of peace
A historic handshake last week suggested Mahmoud Abbas could bring peace to the Palestinians. But is he up to it, ask Hussein Agha and Robert Malley
Obama knew all along, but sacked him only when he was caught.
Wonder if there are any other ICGers on Obama's staff...
If only we can keep the Democrats from pulling a bait and switch to Hillary. We know they can do it - they did it with Toricelli, Patsy Mink, how many others? Count the votes? Bah - that's only for the little people. I think Hillary could perhaps steal an election better than Obama can.
Soros is a board member of that outfit.
Obama realizes he has to keep the stealth going...
I wonder when Andrew Lake (an Obama adviser) is going to get some pressure. He’s the former Clinton official that hid from Congress the fact that Clinton secretly approved Iranian arms shipments into Bosnia.
Hamas must have stopped payment on their check.
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