Apparently, he gave Barack Obama foreign policy advice. He won't in the future, though, because he's resigned from the campaign for meeting with Hamas in his capacity as an International Crisis Group analyst.
Rob Malley, a Middle East policy adviser to likely Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, resigned after news surfaced that he had been meeting with Hamas -- something Obama pledged he himself would never do.I just can't get over how wacky it is that people are freaking out that an analyst at the ICG met with terrorists. It's his job!
Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said Saturday Malley called the Obama campaign on Friday to sever ties with the candidate after learning the Times of London was publishing a story about his contacts with the terrorist group.
Anyway, there is a bright side to this story. I assume Barack Obama and Malley know one another, and if Obama wins Malley stands to get a diplomatic appointment. Even if he's too tainted by this Hamas foolishness, he'll exercise some behind-the-scenes influence. Rob Malley's involvement with a major presidential candidate could herald a more logical US policy towards Western Sahara.
Tip from Sahara-Watch and, alas, Michelle Malkin