Thursday, June 5, 2008

Obama's sacrosanctifications

Obama before AIPAC, June 4:

Let me be clear. Israel's security is sacrosanct. It is non-negotiable. The Palestinians need a state that is contiguous and cohesive, and that allows them to prosper — but any agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israel's identity as a Jewish state, with secure, recognized and defensible borders. Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.

Good thing Obama is clear. C-L-E-A-R. Got it?

Well, not everyone got it...

"This statement is totally rejected," Abbas told reporters in Ramallah.

"The whole world knows that holy Jerusalem was occupied in 1967 and we will not accept a Palestinian state without having Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state."

Well, Obama was C-L-E-A-R, right? I mean, when Obama says something, when Obama declares it as sacroscant, you can take it to the...


Obama quickly backtracked today in an interview with CNN.

"Well, obviously, it's going to be up to the parties to negotiate a range of these issues. And Jerusalem will be part of those negotiations," Obama said when asked whether Palestinians had no future claim to the city.

Obama said "as a practical matter, it would be very difficult to execute" a division of the city. "And I think that it is smart for us to -- to work through a system in which everybody has access to the extraordinary religious sites in Old Jerusalem but that Israel has a legitimate claim on that city."

Oh, yeah, Obama forgot to mention that "sacrosanct" didn't apply to "practical" matters.

Sure. Obama's sacrosanctifications are impratical.

We agree!

MORE: To be clear, yes, there are obviously also problems with "contiguous and cohesive" as it relates to a Palestinian state -- I am not addressing those here -- but, you can go to American Thinker for those to be addressed.

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