Rubin: McCain is a hypocrite, he was open to Hamas talks


Clinton era State Department spokesman James Rubin has an op-ed in Friday’s Washington Post noting that in an interview that he conducted with John McCain two years ago, the presumptive GOP nominee suggested that negotiations with Hamas were inevitable.

UPDATE: HuffingtonPost reports that John McCain has issued this response:

“There should be no confusion, John McCain has always believed that serious engagement would require mandatory conditions and Hamas must change itself fundamentally – renounce violence, abandon its goal of eradicating Israel and accept a two state solution. John McCain’s position is clear and has always been clear, the President of the United States should not unconditionally meet with leaders of Iran, Hamas or Hezbollah. Barack Obama has made his position equally clear, and has pledged to meet unconditionally with Iran’s leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the leaders of other rogue regimes, which shows incredibly dangerous and weak judgment.”

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