Obama: Terror groups have ‘legitimate claims’

Asserts U.S. needs foreign policy that ‘looks at the roots causes of problems’

By Aaron Klein, WorldNetDaily

JERUSALEM – The Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist organizations have “legitimate claims” that are being “weakened” by the violence the terror groups carry out, Sen. Barack Obama stated in an interview today with the New York Times.

Speaking with columnist David Brooks, Obama said the U.S. needs a foreign policy that “looks at the root causes of problems and dangers.”

The presidential candidate compared Hezbollah to Hamas, stating they both need to be compelled to understand that “they’re going down a blind alley with violence that weakens their legitimate claims.”

Brooks was speaking to Obama for clarification on an earlier statement the Illinois senator made implying Lebanese militias should be tempered with enticements.

Regarding Hezbollah, Obama earlier declared: “It’s time to engage in diplomatic efforts to help build a new Lebanese consensus that focuses on electoral reform, an end to the current corrupt patronage system, and the development of the economy that provides for a fair distribution of services, opportunities and employment.”

Brooks took issue with that statement, writing it has the “whiff” of “appeasement.”
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  1. The DNC couldn’t have done a finer job at understanding how the Clintons worked with enemy states to hurt America and Americans – so they chose Obama Buraq winged horse, and UNDERSTOOD during a time of war against Islamic terrorism, that TERRORIST LEADERSHIP appeals to all the disgruntled HATERS of America and Israel, and, thinking that the TERRORIST SYMPATHIZERS are more numerous in votes than the American heroes who are now fighting against them in a major war – OBAMA WAS THEIR KING KONG to present to New York City. And what’s even funnier was adding that donkey hole named Senator Biden who made a dumb mistake in trying to insult the American war hero General Petraeus, because all that the DNC did was fight for the enemies of America and not America’s friends. I do support the policy of PUTTING COUNTRY FIRST – but ALL OF US VOTING THIS YEAR, no matter what country we fight for, must remember ISRAEL. ISRAEL and Israel’s God need to be honored or the desolation under the Dome of the Rock is to become the destiny of the entire world if we are not careful to vote for LEADERS who love family values, love Israel and America, HATE BAD POLICIES (such as the Clintonians and DNC signed), and LOVE Israel and America’s God. It’s our GOD versus their gods, pure and simple, but no matter what RELIGION you follow, remember to go with the lesser evil this year, if you suspect there is a great evil on both sides of the political aisle – people with class, honor and dignity. Poor Michelle Obama dancing with a lesbian named Ellen Degenerate and Barack Obama dancing with Ellen Degenerate shows that they have no class, no honor, no dignity whatsoever – but just as surely AMERICA DOESN’T WANT a gay and lesbian HILLARY CLINTON being the first female VP, AMERICA WANTS A GOOD AND DECENT AMERICAN WOMAN like Sarah Palin who better represents the good and decent women of America who don’t want to be associated with Ellen Degenerate or Geraldine Ferraro every time they wish to fight for equal rights, fight for recognition and acceptance, fight for a fair shake – lesbians such as Ellen and Rosie RUIN the cause of all women who aren’t lesbians and they don’t represent American women at all – and the good and decent women of America should be able to better identify and relate with Sarah Palin than Hillary and Michelle Obama’s friend Ellen Degenerate.

  2. Ben Shapiro concludes in WND that Obama’s message has been successfully sent. The problem is that few are buying it. In the immortal words of Michele Obama:

    “And as I tuck [my] little girl and her little sister into bed at night, I think about how one day, they’ll have families of their own. And one day, they – and your sons and daughters – will tell their own children about what we did together in this election. They’ll tell them how this time … we committed ourselves to building the world as it should be.”
    Shapiro concludes this is the message the Obamas want. It is the message the DNC wants. And it is the message Americans do not like. We do not want to hear a would-be savior’s wife inform us that by voting for her husband, we join a historic and messianic movement. We do not want to hear about how the president must dedicate himself to “building the world as it should be.”

    We want a president who is confident, not arrogant; competent, not grandiose; a reshaper, not a remaker. We want a president who does not dismiss the abortion question as “above my pay grade” while embracing world transformation as a proper goal. We want a statesman, not a quasi-religious figure.

    I believe Barack sat down with communists like Sol Alinsky, criminals like Tony Rezco and terrorists like Bill Ayers in Chicago and used them to vault him into politics, a mansion and national prominence. As they say when you lie down with dogs you get up with fleas. I think Obama has a lot of explaining to do! I don’t think he can. At least to anyone that is normal and sane!

    Has anyone noticed? Housing Industry now Nationalized

  3. The Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist organizations have “legitimate claims” that are being “weakened” by the violence the terror groups carry out, Sen. Barack Obama stated in an interview today with the New York Times.

    This statement reveals Obama’s mindset. Whenever he if off script, he falls back on what is conventional wisdom in the left-wing circles that he has spent most of his life. Along with Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers, his appeasement mentality is one of the top reasons not to vote for Obama.

    This interview took place in May. Why is WND running it now (“interview today”) as though it is breaking news?