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February 28, 2011

John McCain Says Hamas Perfers Obama For President

The other day John McCain made the statement that Hamas prefers Barack Obama for president and this is something that the American people should think about. Well, it is something that the American people should think about but I encourage them to think outside of the box on this one. The United States government has proclaimed Hamas to be a terrorist group but terrorist is a very subjective word. One man’s terrorist is another man’s hero.

First of all, just because the government says that a group is a terrorist organization does not mean that it is. Hamas may very well be a gathering of terrorists but they could also be seen as a group fighting for what they believe is right. We should all be familiar with that concept since there is a war currently raging based on what one man thought was right. Anyhow, the statement that John McCain made about Obama can be taken in two ways. Either Obama is more acceptable to groups that are less favorably viewed by the American government, or he is such a departure from the typical white, male, rich politician that Hamas would be willing to possibly talk to him. If the latter is the truth, which is the way that I take the statement, then great. Maybe we can have some peace in the world. Maybe some understanding can be reached that were previously impossible. Hamas is likely not going anywhere anytime soon so it is in the best interest of the world that we at least try to get along with them.

This may seem like a radical notion but really, would it be better to continue killing one another? It may seem like a meeting with those in charge of Hamas is a terrible idea but it might help solve some issues. You don’t have to be someone’s best friend to find a way to live peacefully.

Barack Obama is an interesting candidate that may appeal much more than any other president we have had to certain international communities. He has an international background and is not a white American. This probably makes him more approachable than some past presidents. That may sound stupid but lets be honest, there is a certain initial comfort that comes from seeing someone that is more like you than not. I am comfortable with everyone but I have noticed that there seems to be a higher comfort level between myself and other minorities. In the two classes I took last semester there were a minimal amount of women and very few people of color. In one class an Indian woman sat next to me and we connected well. In the other class a Native American woman sat beside me and we became fast friends. I always sit in the first seat, first row of the classroom so there was no one on the other side of me, but honestly, in both cases, there was a split between minorities and whites. Possibly because there were so few of us. If Obama is elected president I could see some relationships with other countries and even some groups, that are not countries but have wants and needs, improving.

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