The Bush 43 Administration had vowed to to have no contact with Egypt's Muslim Brother (which in essence is nothing but a more polite version of al Qaeda). That promise was made only two years ago. Well, it didn't take long for this administration to go back on that word as well: http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071115/FOREIGN/111150040/1003.
Honestly, I am ready for the 2008 election already. This lame duck administration has very little direction, and to the extent that it takes positions on things, they are invariably bad.