On June 4/08, Democrat presidential contender
Barack Obama professed "an unshakable commitment to the security"
of Israel, whether the threat comes from terrorists, Iran or elsewhere. "Jerusalem must remain the undivided
capital of Israel." He has since altered his commitment on the contentious issue of dividing Jerusalem.
It's official: Barack Obama holds the new title of "The Waffler" as the candidate who'll say anything, (then backtrack anything) for reasons?? to be pondered.
Among his many 'famous' retractions include:
His policy statement on his plan to withdraw all U.S. combat troops from Iraq in 16 months, which he then 'refined'. Reporters immediately jumped on the comments that showed that Obama's expressed openness to adjust his long-held 16-month withdrawal plans was at odds with the stance that he took during the primary campaign. Then his chastised, prompt return to his original statement.
Another is supporting the Washington D.C. gun ban - in an "inartful" statement made last year; while coming out in non-objection of the recent Supreme Court decision to strike it down.
Also, his sudden support of a restriction on his previously uncompromised position of complete support for partial-birth abortion, only to be rescinded by his spokesperson soon after.
Plus the recently retracted statement from the speech in which Obama told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee that if elected president in November, he would work for peace with a Palestinian state alongside Israel. "Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided," the Illinois senator said; to which, Palestinian leaders reacted with anger and dismay.
Obama said that he used "poor phrasing" in a speech supporting Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel: "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," he said in an interview. "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," Obama said.
Senator Obama's campaign issued similar clarifications since the candidate's speech to the pro-Israel lobby group after he clinched the Democratic presidential nomination early last month.
Israel calls the city its undivided and eternal capital, which has not been recognized internationally. Palestinians want East Jerusalem, captured by Israel in 1967, for a future capital.
The U.S. Congress passed a law in 1995 describing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and saying it should not be divided, and successive presidents have used their foreign policy powers to maintain the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, and to back negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians on the status of Jerusalem.
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Senator Obama's promise of support in his remarks to Israel contradicts the facts: Endorsed by Hamas, Castro and Iran; with long term friends who have virulent anti-semitic and anti-white views - Reverend Wright and Pfleger, Obama sparks suspicion, and lacks credibility and dependability which his numerous backtracks indicate. Then there is his friendship with Rashid Khallid and his views regarding Palestine-Khallid who used to be a PLO operative of sorts during the time it was a terrorist organization.
Obama in his visit to Israel on July 22/08, again stated his support for Israel and the peace talks.
Doubts among Israelis about Mr. Obama have been fueled in part by his pledge to increase engagement with Israel's arch-foe Iran, which is thought to be naively futile and conciliatory.
Mark Heller of the Institute for National Security Studies in Israel said, "Some of the concerns have been allayed but you'll probably still find more support for Mr. McCain here than in any other country outside the United States."
Is Senator Obama "inartful" or unsure? Does he think that we forget from one statement to the next where he stands on an issue? Is it "conviction" or is it "rank pandering pivot" toward the center?
Pondering this, when he tells us that as president he will enact the "Freedom of Choice Act" - (H.R. 1964 and S.1173) - which would totally reverse the decision of the people, the Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court to uphold the ban on partial birth abortion, while saying that he would support a restriction on mental stress / illness claims concerning the need for pba, does it indicate how much the candidate holds us in contempt?
It is evident that Senator Obama has a real problem making up his mind. "Uhhhhhhhhhh," is beginning to sound more and more like a "WRONG" buzzer:
Is this a decidedly immature and inexperienced politician that finds himself way over his head in his bid for the presidency of the United States; or an unbelievably arrogant elitist, without personal responsibility for speech or action, who shows disdain like some critical tourist, for what he perceives as the average Americans' "bitterness" and inability to speak other languages?
Do you find his background affiliations, his voting record, and his performance in his campaign comfortable, or questionably suspect in what might be a dangerous choice to be given power?
It's your country, your future and your vote. You be the judge.
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