Obama might have lost his Hamas endorsement.
They didn't like Barry's AIPAC speech.
By Mark Kilmer Posted in 2008 | AIPAC | Hamas | Obama — Comments (11) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
As predicted, Barack Obama's supporters are beginning to desert his campaign, Yeah, that would be nice, but I suppose he can do with these erstwhile Obama supporters:
In a statement following Obama's speech Wednesday to the pro-Israel group AIPAC, in which the Illinois senator called Israel's security "sacrosanct" and promised to support an "undivided" Jerusalem, a Hamas spokesman accused the Democrat of supporting the Israeli occupation.
"We consider the statements of Obama to be further evidence of the hostility of the American administration to Arabs and Muslims," said Sami Abu Zuhr, according to Reuters.
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“Hamas does not differentiate between the two presidential candidates, Obama and McCain, because their policies regarding the Arab-Israel conflict are the same and are hostile to us, therefore we do have no preference and are not wishing for either of them to win,” Zuhri said.
Hamas had previously endorsed Obama on New York's WABC radio in April.
Palestinian presidential advisor Saeb Erekat said his hangup was over Jerusalem. Barry said that a united Jerusalem should be the capital of Israel. (Politically, that's an easy one if you want to convince voters who favor Israeli existence and security that you're no longer one of the bad guys.)
This loss of an endorsement should not hurt Obama, as Hamas support might help primarily with Dem voters, who have already had their say in the divided Democratic Party nominating process. Hamas cannot donate to his campaign, what with their being a foreign terrorist organization
But please remember, Bob Malley, the former Obama advisor who also dallied with Hamas, is no longer technically with the Obama campaign, but as far as I know, Zbigniew Brzezinski is still there. Both Malley and Brzezinksi are "veterans" (loosely used term) of the [Clinton and] Carter Administrations respectively.
Susan Rice is still with Obama. She's the genius who suggested to then-nominee (Dem) Kerry that he ought to campaign on sending Jimmy Carter to the Mideast to broker peace, something which gave the Israelis as much pause as it did the dimwitted Dem candidate.
Obama's AIPAC speech has evidently convinced somebody from Hamas that Obama's no longer their guy, but with the account on Hamas being possibly closed on Barry, what of the others? I've not been able to find anything regarding the endorsements of Hezbollah or Islamic Jihad, which have never to my knowledge publicly endorsed Obama. Perhaps now they will not endorse him, sparing him having to repudiate his past in front of AIPAC.