On March 3, 2008, when questioned by ABC's David Wright if Hamas fell into the category of meeting with adversaries, Barack Obama replied no, “I think that it is entirely legitimate to make distinctions between those who are heads of state, heads of established countries and those who have advocated terrorism... I think that is a perfectly appropriate distinction to draw."
However, Osama Hamdan, Hamas' top leader in Lebanon, told Time Magazine that - in recent weeks - there had indeed "been unofficial talks between Hamas and the team of President Barack Obama's Middle East special envoy, George Mitchell."
During the presidential campaign, Robert Malley - at the time, Obama’s Middle East policy adviser - disclosed that he had held meetings with Hamas, which prompted Obama to sever all links with him.
However, the divorce didn't last too long, for shortly after that firing, it was reported that Obama had sent Robert Malley to Egypt and Syria to outline his policy on the Middle East.
The Obama campaign later denied this report. However, after all is said and done, it seems that Obama and his cronies will meet with any and everyone - international pariahs, tyrants and even cold-blooded terrorists.
In 2008, the president maintained there was a distinction between meeting " those who are heads of state, heads of established countries and those who have advocated terrorism", but apparently, this was merely political posturing and rhetoric on his part. Or to quote the Messiah himself: "Just words", that's all, "just speeches"......