ROME (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama is using a "new language" in relations with the Middle East and an official overture toward Hamas is only a matter of time, the Islamist group's leader Khaled Meshaal said in a newspaper interview.Negotiating with terrorists...fantastic!!!
"A new language toward the region is coming from President Obama. The challenge for everybody is for this to be the prelude for a genuine change in U.S. and European policies. Regarding an official opening toward Hamas, it's a matter of time," Meshaal told Italian daily La Repubblica in an interview published on Sunday.
The newspaper said Meshaal was reacting to Obama's offer of better ties with Iran, Hamas's main backer along with Syria.
Incidentally...better ties with Iran is a platitude by Hamas since most of their military training, weapons supply, and financial support under the table comes from the Clerics of Iran. The association is that since President Obama is daft enough to work with Iran on a limited preconitional basis, he must be daft enough to give legitimacy to a terrorist organization. After all...six of one, half dozen of another.
Unfortunately...I believe Hamas is correct in their speculation. The current administration has proved their agenda won't be slowed by petty things such as terrorism, soft Jihad and the lot.