The Washington Post printed an article that definitively misrepresented Senator McCain's stance on Hamas stating that he had previously supported negotiating with Hamas without conditions. This is false, and there are numerous sources showing that a quote taken out of context was used to misrepresent his position.
Hot Air explains how it happened...
The context here is crystal clear. McCain envisioned a possible change in Hamas from a terrorist group to a legitimate political party, one that recognized Israel and renounced violence. Under those conditions, McCain said that we could engage them in talks designed to establish peace, and only under those conditions. The Bush administration had the same policy at the time. Neither the US nor John McCain supported meeting with Hamas without preconditions, and they certainly didn’t have policy advisers meeting with them while they conducted terrorist attacks and plotted an armed takeover of Gaza.
The following video is from the exact same day that he made the statements that were used to distort is actual position.
UPDATE: The McCain Campaign has released video from the actual interview with Jamie Rubin. It really shows what a shameless liar Rubin turned out to be,
UPDATE II: To contact Washington Post editor Fred Hiatt and demand a retraction, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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