Obama: The Decider
On April 11, 2008, Reuters reported: Obama declines to criticize Carter on Hamas.
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said on Friday it was not his place to criticize former President Jimmy Carter if he were to meet with Hamas, although Obama said he would not meet with the militant Palestinian group. …
“I’m not going to comment on former President Carter. He’s a private citizen. It’s not my place to discuss who he shouldn’t meet with,” Obama told reporters while campaigning in Indianapolis.
Five days later, on April 16, 2008, Reuters reported: Obama criticizes ex-President Carter’s Hamas meeting.
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama on Wednesday disagreed with former President Jimmy Carter’s overtures toward Hamas, saying he would not talk to the Islamist group until it recognized Israel and renounced terrorism. …
“That’s why I have a fundamental difference with President Carter and disagree with his decision to meet with Hamas,” Obama said.
It’s “stick your finger in the wind” politics, from someone who is actually close to becoming the President of the United States. And he’s playing these lame opportunistic games with terrorist groups.
(Hat tip: Locke/Demosthenes.)