Thursday, January 8, 2009

Obama Breaks Silence on Gaza Conflict

By Ben Trott

Obama yesterday finally broke his silence on the Gaza conflict, explaining, 'We are going to engage effectively and consistently in trying to resolve the conflicts that exist in the Middle East,' adding that, 'the loss of civilian life in Gaza and Israel is a source of deep concern to me, and after January 20th I am going to have plenty to say about the issue.'

The Washington Post reported,
'Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice traveled to the United Nations yesterday to meet with Arab and European diplomats on possible terms of a truce, pressing the Bush administration's case that a cease-fire must be permanent and not grant Hamas the ability to rebuild its military arsenal. There is little indication that Obama and his team differ significantly from that approach.'

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