I have said, unlike Senator Clinton, that I would meet directly with the leadership in Iran. ...
And this—look, part of the reason it’s important for us to talk to countries we don’t like and leaders we don’t like, it’s not that I think that in a conversation with somebody like Ahmadinejad that I’m going to somehow change his mind on everything, but what we do is, we send a signal to other leadership in Iran, to the Iranian people and to the world community that we are listening and that we are willing to try to resolve conflicts peacefully.
Obama campaign providing the "yes we maybe won't":
Barack Obama does not necessarily have in mind Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he says he will meet with Iran's leaders, a top Jewish proxy says."
Ahmadinejad may not be the one to meet with," U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, the top Jewish surrogate for the contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, told JTA in a recent interview. "He is not the person that ultimately controls power in Iran."
Now that's the kind of change we can believe in. Obama is firmly committed to changing his message to whatever will win him the most votes with a particular audience at a particular time.
UPDATE: Obama in Rhode Island, back on the campaign trail:
"Real change isn't about changing your position to fit the politics of the
moment. And that's the choice in this election,"
Talk about the pot calling the kettle....er....sorry, can't use that one with Obama. We'll call it projection.