Thursday, July 24, 2008

Change You Can Count On

Obama Gives Final Burial to 'Undivided Jerusalem' Statement

Barack Obama, the Democratic party's nominee for U.S. President, retracted the statement he made at the AIPAC Convention in June, about the need for Jerusalem to remain Israel's undivided capital. Obama had already qualified the statement the day after he made it, but in a new CNN interview he effectively retracted it, blaming "poor phrasing" and careless syntax.


"Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided," --Barack Obama

Now, not so much:

"You know, the truth is that this was an example where we had some poor phrasing in the speech. And we immediately tried to correct the interpretation that was given."

"The point we were simply making was, is that we don't want barbed wire running through Jerusalem, similar to the way it was prior to the '67 war, that it is possible for us to create a Jerusalem that is cohesive and coherent.
" --Barack Obama

I guess this is what he means by change, it's what he does.

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