Obama Uses Consultants For Dialogue With Iran, Syria
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- President Barack Obama has been using a coterie of
unofficial consultants to launch a secret dialogue with Iran and Syria.
Government and political sources said the dialogue was initiated soon
after Obama became the presidential candidate for the Democratic Party
around August 2008. The sources said the dialogue intensified after Obama's
election as president in November.
"Obama has several sets of advisers, the closest of them who have so far
not been brought into the administration," a political source said. "They
were the first to be in contact with Iran and Syria. Since then, others have
bolstered the dialogue."