Rice views Hamas as 'resistance movement'

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

The US State Department officially lists Hamas as a terrorist organization, but Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice apparently does not agree with that assessment.

In an interview with the New York Daily News earlier this month, Rice twice referred to Hamas as a “resistance movement.” Those remarks were left out of the resulting article, but did appear in a full transcript of the interview that later appeared on the State Department website.

WorldNetDaily noted that the June 8 interview was not the first time Rice had afforded Hamas the more agreeable label while chatting with the press.

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