Even if it won't work, what harm is there in trying it? As the saying goes "You never really know until you give it a try".
Isolation hasn't worked, that much is clear. What harm can there be in simply communicating with Hamas? It's not like it can really get much worse than it already is. Isolating them has been an abysmal failure, to say the least.
And the evidence suggests that communicating HAS lowered rocket attacks. During a few months of the truce, very few rockets were fired comparitively. If anything, that shows that some degree of diplomacy is in order.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
While I don't think Obama himself should grace Hamas leaders with his presence, I have no problems with him sending his diplomats over there, so long as it is known that the acceptance of Israels right to exist is emphasized as a starting point of negotiations, not the end goal of them. Clinton was close to sealing a deal, but Arafat ultimatley screwed the pooch on that. Prehaps using Clintons prior proposal, Obama can make a few minor adjustments and seal the deal. Obama reminds me of a good business consultant, rather than a CEO.
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis