I'll give Barack Obama a bit of credit for opposing lying leftist screwballs like Nancy Pelosi and Jimmy Carter and blaming cruel, murdering, genocidal Hamas for the catastrophe in Gaza-and stating that they are useless for achieving a durable peace with Israel. But that's as far as it goes. In condemning Hamas for its 3500 rocket attacks from mostly civilian population centers, and building dozens of terror tunnels to sneak into Israel to kill and kidnap Jews, the most partisan and politcized president in US history (and the most anti-Israel) was bowing to US public opinion and bi-partisan Congressional support which solidly backs the Jewish state against Hamas's ongoing aggression. Undoubtedly, if the reverse were the case with public opinion and Congress running against Israel the cowardly, amoral, unprincipled Obama would most likely be condemning Netanyahu (who he personally hates) for the 1200 Gazan deaths and 10,000 destroyed buildings and calling for his immediate resignation.
But after rightly condemning Hamas for its atrocities and crimes Obama blew it for himself and revealed how deceptively anti-Israel he is when he praised Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority (in contrast to Hamas) for the great work they are doing for their people; and reiterated the utterly false, disproven, laughable notion that Abbas (and the PA) is a real counter-part and peace partner for Israel committed to a two state solution-as if he were another peace-loving Anwar Sadat (the model for making peace with Israel). But Obama knows Abbas is no Sadat (if he were they'd be peace by now). He knows that Abbas and Hamas are joined by the hip in their annihilating hatred of Israel differing only on means not ends for achieving its demise. Obama knows that if this weren't so Abbas and Hamas couldn't have settled their differences and reconciled as they'd have nothing in common to join them. Indeed, Obama knows that Abbas is Hamas in disguise (a stealth jihadist) with the difference that he's a pan-Arab supremacist who is realistic about nuclear armed Israel's military capabilities, and that Palestinians are too weak to defeat her in war; and that she can only be destroyed slowly in stages by nonviolent political means. While Hamas, on the other hand, are Islamic supremacist lunatics intoxicated by a false triumphalism inspired by blind faith that Israel, despite her overwhelming strength, can and will be defeated militarily ; and that if they endlessly keep up the armed struggle and show Allah how indefatigable they are, in time he will bless them with victory turning Israel into an Islamic state.
Indeed, Obama knows from the failure of the 2007 Israeli/PA peace talks that Abbas (unlike Sadat) isn't serious about a just and lasting peace with Israel as he rejected then prime minister's Ehud Olmert's generous plan (going beyond Ehud Barak's offer to Arafat) for a two state solution. This called for giving the Palestinians 94% of the West Bank with land swaps in the Negev, East Jerusalem for a capital, control of the Temple Mount and a limited return of 5000 Palestinian refugees to Israel (see).
Obama knows from Abbas's intransigence on refusing to recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state. and insisting on an absolute right of return of Palestinian refugees (all 4 million of them) that he is hell-bent on destroying Israel as a Jewish state. Indeed, Obama knows that Abbas will continue to resist being Israel's peace partner unless it's willing to cave on the right of return and commit national suicide-which is exactly what Obama would like Israel to ideally do. For like most radical leftists Obama believes that the world and Middle East would be better off without Israel-just as he believes that a weakened and diminished America is better for the world.
In sum, Hamas is a pan-Islamic terrorist group (a branch of the revolutionary Moslem Brotherhood) dedicated to Israel's violent overthrow and replacement by a totalitarian Moslem state which at a later date will be merged with a larger Islamic caliphate. The Palestinian Authority is a pan-Arab Nationalist non-terrorist group dedicated to Israel's peaceful piece by piece destruction and replacement by an Arab dictatorship-which at a later date will be merged with a unified, regionwide Arab nation. What this means is that Obama's continued praise of PA chief Abbas as a real peace partner for Israel is incontrovertible proof that he is shamefully and despicably Abbas's useful idiot leftist ally for Israel's political demise-which doesn't have a prayer of succeeding as long as Israel's PMs are no nonsense, hard-headed realists like Bibi Netanyahu.