At AIPAC, Barack Obama said he wanted to be clear:
“Let me be clear.
Twenty-four hours later, his clear remarks had to be “clarified”:
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama did not rule out Palestinian sovereignty over parts of
[A] campaign adviser clarified Thursday that Obama believes "
"Two principles should apply to any outcome," which the adviser gave as: "
He refused, however, to rule out other configurations, such as the city also serving as the capital of a Palestinian state or Palestinian sovereignty over Arab neighborhoods.
"Beyond those principles, all other aspects are for the two parties to agree at final status negotiations," the Obama adviser said.
So by “undivided,” Obama actually meant partitioned.
Those who took the man of words at his word did so at their peril. It won’t happen again.
(hat tip: Richard Baehr)