Short and sweet, here was the exact words that Barack Obama said to a Jewish audience, in early June, speaking before the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee: (page 5 of the PDF file)
Egypt must cut-off the smuggling of weapons in the Gaza. And Israel can also advance the cause of peace by taking appropriate steps consistent with it security to ease the freedom of movement for Palestinians and improve economic conditions in the West Bank and to refrain from building new settlements as it’s agreed to do with the Bush Administration at Annapolis. Now let me be clear; Israel’s security is sacrosanct. It is non-negotiable; the Palestinians need a State--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, defensible borders. And Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided.
Those were his prepared remarks and he said them as he was supposed to.
Caused all sorts of criticisms to come at him from Arabs and Palestinians and after waiting a month, he now says that those words about Jerusalem were "poor phrasing".....what he should have said is that he "lied through his teeth because he was pandering to a Jewish audience" and now it is time for him to backtrack, flip flop, and lie a little more.
What a joke!
LGF puts it perfectly:
The bottom line here is that Barack Obama tried to pander to AIPAC with one of the most important issues for Israel, telling them exactly what they wanted to hear. Then he basked in the applause.
And now he’s weaseling out of it.
Good luck with that sweetie.