A leader of the Hamas terror group yesterday jumped into the emotional debate on the plan to construct a mosque near Ground Zero — insisting Muslims “have to build” it there.
“We have to build everywhere,” said Mahmoud al-Zahar, a co-founder of Hamas and the organization’s chief on the Gaza Strip.
“In every area we have, [as] Muslim[s], we have to pray, and this mosque is the only site of prayer,” he said on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on WABC.
The badly-executed attempt at Clintonian triangulation by Barack Obama looks even worse in light of this.
Obama is sliding – rapidly – in the Gallup poll. His slide appears to be highly correlated with his “ringing endorsement” of the mosque – and his subsequent frantic backpedaling from that statement the next day. (Further complicated by Obama’s spokesman reiterating Obama’s original position.)
Apparently, it never occurred to the won who he would be getting into bed with with his speech. Nor did it occur to the super-genius munchkins advising him that this might be a really, really bad move.