Hamas Backs Obama
Don't get me wrong with this post, as I could really give a rat's ass about any one of our three corporation-backed, media-hyped, poll-skewed, front-running Presidential candidates -- if they are the best our country has to offer, then we're in far worse shape than any of us can imagine.
As of today, my vote will be for Ron Paul. The the only person running who can't be bought/manipulated by special interest groups (integrity) and a man who really 1) understands our enormous fiscal problems and 2) has the cajones to make a difference.
With that said, I was listening to Mike Savage on the way home from work today and heard this Hamas/Obama story... Couldn't believe my ears. Anyway, a few google clicks later and here it is for all of you.
NewsMax -- Hamas Endorses Obama
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has received an endorsement he might well wish he hadn’t — from the militant Palestinian group Hamas.
Ahmed Yousuf, Hamas’ top political adviser in the Gaza Strip, delivered his endorsement in an interview with WorldNetDaily and WABC Radio in New York.
“We like Mr. Obama, and we hope that he will win the elections,” Yousuf said.
“I do believe [Obama] is like John Kennedy, a great man with a great principle. And he has a vision to change America, to [put] it in a position to lead the world community, but not with humiliation and arrogance.”
The U.S. and Israel have been seeking to isolate Hamas, which seized control of Gaza in June and is classified by the State Department as a terrorist group.
Obama, as well as presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and John McCain, have all referred to Hamas as a “terrorist organization,” according to WorldNetDaily.
Asked about Obama’s criticism of former President Jimmy Carter’s meeting with Hamas during his Middle Eastern trip, Yousuf said:
“I understand American politics and this is the season for elections and everybody tries to sound like he’s a friend of Israel…
“I hope Mr. Obama and the Democrats will change the political discourse when one of them will be the president.”
As if the Pastor Wright issue wasn't enough of a problem for Obama's campaign... It now certainly looks as if Hillary will get the Democratic nod.
Likewise, I don't think McCain can win it for the Republicans, so Clinton II will probably occupy the White House...
The wild-card: If our economy turns South rapidly before election (as I expect), the masses may finally wake up to reality and vote for a change -- Ron Paul