McCain e-mail tries to link Obama, Hamas

April 20, 2008 at 1:40 AM
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WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- An e-mail soliciting contributions to U.S. Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign suggested that Hamas wants Barack Obama to win the White House.

The e-mail sent out Friday said Obama's views on foreign policy have brought "kind words" from Hamas, CNN reported. It goes on to say that McCain, R-Ariz., "will never surrender to Islamic extremists."

"Barack Obama's foreign policy plans have even won him praise from Hamas leaders," writes McCain deputy campaign manager Christian Ferry. "Ahmed Yousef, chief political adviser to the Hamas Prime Minister said, 'We like Mr. Obama and we hope he will win the election. He has a vision to change America.'"

Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla., called the e-mail "empty tough talk and divisive fear mongering."

"We call on Sen. McCain to reject this embarrassing and outrageous tone, and to join with Barack Obama in calling for an America that is united in its determination to isolate Hamas and support our ally Israel," Wexler said.

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