Skip to comments.Obama says he used "poor phrasing" on Jerusalem
Posted on 07/13/2008 11:13:11 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said on Sunday 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 aired on Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria -- GPS." "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.
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“Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided,” the Illinois senator said.
LOL!, Poor Barry
Which is dumber?
Ol’ jug ears or a box of rocks?
These things will happen when Obama is not reading an Axelrod script.
Barry shouldn’t talk about the value of being ‘cohesive and coherent.’
I wonder who explained to him what "cohesive" and "coherent" means.
He obviously had help with that sentence!
Got some flak from your Islamist buddies, B-HO?
We need a “Barry Backtrack of the Day” section on the sidebar...
More proof that despite his cleanliness and his big bright smile Osama isn't anywhere near ready for prime time.
If he's blaming his speech writers in that 'we', it's what he does since he himself is perfect. /s
transcript from CNN/Obama today
And Obumble wants us to believe that he can negotiate with tyrants.
I can see the headlines now “Poor Phrasing”
This guy is Barry the Backtracking Bozo. A CLOWN WITH BIG EARS, NO RESUME’, AND NO EXPERIENCE.
I too really HATE that “WE” he uses. So pompous, arrogant, and haughty.
Like he thinks we’re all six years old.
Obama-—And what’s interesting is, you can see some correlation between the economic crash during the Asian financial crisis, where about a third of Indonesia’s GDP was wiped out, and the acceleration of these Islamic extremist forces.
It isn’t to say that there is a direct correlation, but what is absolutely true is that there has been a shift in Islam that I believe is connected to the failures of governments and the failures of the West to work with many of these countries, in order to make sure that opportunities are there, that there’s bottom-up economic growth.
You know, the way we have to approach, I think, this problem of Islamic extremism, which is real and (ph) there, is we have to hunt down those who would resort to violence to move their agenda, their ideology forward. We should be going after al Qaeda and those networks fiercely and effectively.
But what we also want to do is to shrink the pool of potential recruits.
And that involves engaging the Islamic world rather than vilifying it, and making sure that we understand that not only are those in Islam who would resort to violence a tiny fraction of the Islamic world, but that also, the Islamic world itself is diverse.
And that lumping together Shia extremists with Sunni extremists, assuming that Persian culture is the same as Arab culture, that those kinds of errors in lumping Islam together result in us not only being less effective in hunting down and isolating terrorists, but also in alienating what need to be our long-term allies on a whole host of issues.
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