Senator Obama really want to have his cake and eat it too. Reaching out to Muslims is good but using his middle name is DIVISIVE. Declaring that you will personally meet with Iranian nut-job Ahmadinejad is good, mentioning it during a speech in Israel is FEAR-MONGERING. Jeremiah Wright is a legitimate campaign issue, but asking him about it is OLD POLITICS.
Maybe the Senator Barack Hussein Obama should reach out to his divisive Hamas friends and his fear-mongering buddy Aym-a-shithead and get his story straight:
Barack Hussein Obama wants it both ways. Any American who uses his full name is trying to scare voters, his wife charges. But Obama says he understands why Islamic terror group Hamas looks at his middle name and trusts him. Ditto for his plan to meet with Iran‘s madman president and other rogue leaders. Obama sees his open-door policy as evidence he will end President Bush‘s “cowboy diplomacy.” When Bush slammed that plan Thursday as “appeasement,” Obama accused him of a “false political attack.” It’s a legitimate attack, because Obama’s kumbaya foreign policy is dangerous. And his name, including the Hussein part, is fair game because Obama has declared it an international advantage. He can want it both ways, but he can’t have it. The trouble started when Hamas adviser Ahmed Yousef said, “We like Mr. Obama” and added, “we hope he wins the election.” That’s an endorsement, plain and simple. When John McCain jumped in, promising to be Hamas’ “worst enemy,” Obama got huffy and accused McCain of “divisive fear-mongering.” That’s par for the Obama course. Michelle Obama once said anyone using her husband’s full name is throwing the “ultimate fear bomb. When all else fails, be afraid of his name.” Maybe we should be afraid. Consider what Obama says in an interview in the current Atlantic magazine. Asked by writer Jeffrey Goldberg if he was “flummoxed” by the Hamas support, Obama responds no and says: “It’s conceivable that there are those in the Arab world who say to themselves, ‘This is a guy who spent some time in the Muslim world, has a middle name of Hussein and appears more worldly and has called for talks with people, and so he’s not going to be engaging in the same sort of cowboy diplomacy as George Bush,’ and that’s something they’re hopeful about.” He adds: “That’s a perfectly legitimate perception as long as they’re not confused about my unyielding support for Israel‘s security.” In fact, there is confusion. Some of it goes to his long relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose church magazine printed anti-Israel views. There is no evidence Obama objected. The Atlantic interview adds to the confusion. While Obama stresses the importance of Israel to Jews, he also seems to parrot liberal nonsense that blames the entire Mideast conflict on Israeli settlements. He even links Israeli parents’ concern for their children’s safety to settlements, posing the question: “Is settlement policy conducive to relieving that over the long term, or is it just making the situation worse?” WRONG QUESTION. The right one is why should Israel or anyone else meet with Hamas, which won’t recognize Israel’s right to exist and fires rockets into civilian areas? Hamas’ vow to destroy Israel has nothing to do with settlements or borders. One question has been answered, though. Now we know why Hamas prefers Barack Hussein Obama. He’s told us himself.