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Obama: Terror groups have 'legitimate claims'

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posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 09:29 PM

The Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist organizations have "legitimate claims" that are being "weakened" by the violence the terror groups carry out, Sen. Barack Obama recently stated in largely unnoticed remarks in the New York Times.

Speaking in May 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."

posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 09:38 PM

posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 09:55 PM
reply to post by mabus325

I know its probably just BS to make people like him, but he's right in his words.

They do have a genuine complaint, and one thats got substance.

But when they start killing people and using violence it nulls out the real problem, and muddies the waters.

I dont expect him to do diddly squat about it but.

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