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.
You know the guy who invented the waffle cartoon character for Kerry?
He could do a great Obama with the character making back tracks as he walked forward.
Who did that original cartoon?
Well, he IS bilingual. He talks out one side of his mouth, and immediately retracts what he said on the other side.
This year's best costume for Halloween will be an empty suit, only work 184 days, dumbo ears, and flip-flops.
Wrong, he’s a not so bright swede shoe salesman that without a speach writer is as dumb as a rock.
If his teleprompter quits he’s lost.
odumbo is not the man I thought I knew
The junior senator from Illinois never flip-flops. Not at all. He just he just refines his various positions. Endlessly, it would seem.
ZAKARIA: A final question.
You are going to Europe and the Middle East. You know that in places like France you have 85 percent approval ratings.
Isn’t that going to make some Americans very suspicious? If all of Europe likes you, if France likes you, there must be something wrong.
OBAMA: Well, I tell you what. You know, it’s interesting. As I travel around the country, here in the United States, I think people understand that there has been a price to the diminished regard with which the world holds the United States over the last several years.
It’s something that bothers people. It’s something that’s brought up.
You know, when I’m doing a town hall meeting in some rural community, invariably, somebody will raise their hand and they’ll say, “When are we going to restore the respect that the world had for America?”
And, you know, the American people’s instincts are good. It’s not just a matter of wanting to be liked. It’s the fact that, as a consequence of that diminished standing, we have less leverage on a whole host of critical issues that have to be dealt with.
So, I think the American people are ready for a president who is not alienating the world. And if that president is liked a little bit, well, that’s just a bonus.
Now, I don’t know how long that will last. We’ll see if my approval ratings hold up after I’m president.
Note to Barry: Lose the idiots.
***Notice his use of the imperial “WE”. Only emperors use that pronoun, and he ain’t no [sic] Emperor.
If he’s blaming his speech writers in that ‘we’, it’s what he does since he himself is perfect. /s ***
More than that, I took it as a further illustration that B.O. can’t talk on his feet w/o the teleprompter and/or his speech writers. How would he handle talks in person with foreign heads of state?
It’s always something with him, isn’t it?
Bus, magic bus.
What a dolt.
This one is pretty close to that idea....
It would have sounded more Presidential in Spanish.
Would love to see a video of B.O. doing the Michael Jackson moonwalk as he backs away from the podium.
That was the part that got my attention. Who the @>?% is Obama to "dictate" what happens in Israel?
Speaking of a bus.... Move over Gramma, Obama needs room for the jews under that bus.
I heard his speech. He was not using “poor phrasing” as it is beign called now. He used pandering. Poor phrasing suggests it was not intentional. He knew exactly what he was saying.
But then again, we could be finding out that Obama is Ted Baxter’s illegitimate son. It’s starting to look like that.
a different Michael:)
Obama makes it up as he goes, and it shows. (But that’s not important, since according to the dems and the MSM, the only thing that matters is how he makes you feel.) Is your skin crawling? I get hives just imagining Obama in the WH. One of the army of Obama faithful came door to door the other night, collecting for Obama. He was about 20, wore a dem. national T shirt, and was sent away with a flea in his ear. I should have set the dogs on him.
That’s a good one!!!
Of course you knew I was being saracstic and repeated his phrase.
I have a tingling sensation running up my leg. Does that count?