Dialogue with Hamas?

Headlines from the BBC

“Hamas’ nominee for Palestinian prime minister, Ismail Haniya, has called on the West to open a dialogue with the militant group.”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4848242.stm

Highlights of Hamas’ principles as stated in their own covenant .

“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”

“There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.”

Wally Wonders Why anyone would think that a dialogue would help?