McCain And Hamas II

A reader writes:

You wrote:

McCain was once in favor of Obama's position.

Actually, that's wrong!  Both Clinton and Obama have said we should not negotiate with Hamas until they recognize Israel's right to exist.  McCain actually supported a position more extreme than Obama.  By accepting the incorrect Republican talking point about Obama on Hamas, you actually do Obama a disservice.

I stand corrected. I was thinking of Obama's willingness to talk to Tehran's leadership. But I'm with McCain then. I do believe that Hamas has some legitimacy as the winner of a democratic election and at some point we will need to talk to them.