Via Political Hotsheet:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I think the most important thing is for the United States to get engaged right away, and George Mitchell is somebody of enormous stature. He is one of the few people who have international experience brokering peace deals.
And so what I told him is start by listening, because all too often the United States starts by dictating - in the past on some of these issues - and we don't always know all the factors that are involved. So let's listen.
This from the same guy who:
... warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration.
"You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done," he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package.
One White House official confirmed the comment but said he was simply trying to make a larger point about bipartisan efforts.
Here's the larger point being made.
We should listen to Hamas, a terrorist organization purposed in denying Israel's right to exist, and not listen to Rush Limbaugh, one of a handful of broadcasting voices willing to speak loudly and proudly to the idiocy that's coming out of the mouth of B. Hussein Obama.
There is a lesson there for those willing to see it.