Start the countdown to the end of Israel's existence

Now we know why Obama has been using his “one president at a time” mantra without ever saying he supports anything Bush is doing vis-à-vis the Israel-Hamas clashes…. It’s because he’s apparently ready to start talking directly or indirectly to Hamas according to this article from across the pond.

The incoming Obama administration is prepared to abandon President Bush’s doctrine of isolating Hamas by establishing a channel to the Islamist organisation, sources close to the transition team say.

The move to open contacts with Hamas – which could be initiated through the US intelligence services – would represent a definitive break with the Bush presidency’s ostracising of the group.