Sunday, March 15, 2009

US officials to Obama: Talk to Hamas - and he'll probably do it!

Mar 15, 2009 19:10
from The Jerusalem Post

A top economic adviser to US President Barack Obama, along with nine former senior officials, is calling on the American leader to open dialogue with Hamas, The Boston Globe reported Saturday.

According to the report, Paul A. Volcker and other members of the bipartisan group - including former national security advisers Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski - have sent a letter to Obama urging him to engage Hamas in order to coax the terrorist organization to disarm and join a peaceful Palestinian unity government.

The letter was reportedly handed to Obama days before he took office.

Another member of the group, US/Middle East Project President Henry Siegman, said the White House has promised to allow the group to make its case before Obama.

Here is a great comment from the article:

8. Appeasers Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski are Carterites. Appeasers and Arabists. Their pleas for talks reinforces Hamas' belief that terror works. These people would put us all on a slippery slope even though all history screams that tyrannies cannot ever be sated until all is theirs. What makes these people think they can defy history, risking the lives of millions and democracy itself, and all based on their ability to soothe the beast with reason? It is a very hefty helping of selfish, moral vanity, to ignore the fact that such a policy has never worked in the history of the world.
Stephen - USA (03/14/2009 20:24)

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