Yesterday, we learned Robert Malley is outlining Obama's policy on the Middle East to Syria and Egypt as his senior policy advisor, according to Malley's aide.
This completely contradicts what an Obama spokesman told Americans last May after it became public Malley met regularly with the terrorist organization, Hamas. At the time, we were told they ditched him and he would have no role with an Obama administration in the future.
Can we reasonably conclude Obama's spokesman lied to us or did Malley's aide get this all wrong? Will the MSM report on this?
Today, we found out Hamas claims there was a secret pre-election meeting between them and Obama advisors. Heck, Malley was probably at this "secret" meeting, don't you think? A leader for Hamas also said they were advised by Obama's people to keep the meeting secret so it wouldn't influence the election! This is major, if true.
Bamboozled again, America?
"Dr. Ahmad Yousef, a political adviser to the prime minister of the Hamas-led government, Ismail Haniyah, revealed Tuesday that prior to the US presidential elections, a secret meeting was held between senior officials from the Palestinian movement and President-elect Barack Obama's advisers in the Gaza Strip.
"We were in contact with a number of Obama's aides through the Internet, and later met with some of them in Gaza, but they advised us not to reveal this information as it may influence the elections or become manipulated by [Republican candidate John] McCain's campaign", Yousuf said in an interview with London-based Arabic-language newspaper Al-Hayat, published Tuesday."
According to Yousuf, Hamas' contact with Obama's advisors was ongoing, adding that he personally had friendly relations with a few of Obama's advisers whom he had met when he lived in the US."Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh will draft a congratulatory letter to Obama for his victory in the elections," added Yousef.
Update 11/12/08: The Hamas government issued a statement that denies the meeting took place.
In another report, "...Mr. Obama's senior foreign-policy adviser, Denis McDonough, told The Jerusalem Post yesterday: "This assertion is just plain false."
Speaking from Gaza today, Ayman abu Leilah, a spokesman for Mr. Yousef, confirmed these statements as true, adding that the most recent meeting took place in early October, "one month before the election." He said Mr. Yousef had first met the Obama people some years ago when he was studying in the United States.
Mr. Yousef said that the connection to the Obama people is "ongoing."