Intriguing

Will Obama Talk to Hamas?

During the election, Obama said he was willing to meet with America’s enemies without preconditions, though he later trimmed his answer saying some preliminary talks may be needed. In the case of Hamas, Obama is apparently making good on his pledge—that is if The Guardian’s “sources close to the transition team” are to be believed. The paper’s three sources say that “there is no talk of Obama approving direct diplomatic negotiations with Hamas early on, but he is being urged by advisers to initiate low-level or clandestine approaches, and there is growing recognition in Washington that the policy of ostracizing Hamas is counter-productive.” Extraordinary–if true.