The Obama campaign: home of the Whopper

The Obama campaign: home of the Whopper

Ed Lasky
Barack Obama has been caught in a whopper over his statement, “Nobody’s suffering more than the Palestinian people.” The Des Moines Register reports,

Last week, NBC News anchor and moderator Brian Williams asked Obama during the first debate of the 2008 Democratic presidential nominating campaign if he stood by the quote about the suffering Palestinians.

Obama replied: “Well, keep in mind what the remark actually, if you have the whole thing, said – what I said is – nobody has suffered more than the Palestinian people from the failure of the Palestinian leadership to recognize Israel, to renounce violence and to get serious about negotiating peace and security for the region.” [emphasis added]

Obama’s answer during the nationally broadcast debate on MSNBC had an audience of roughly 2 million, a far cry from the 40 eastern Iowa Democrats present during the original statement.

Obama did not initially blame Palestinian leaders for the suffering of Palestinians. That came later, after the flak.

Blame was placed the on Palestinian leadership by a spokesman afterwards, and then apparently by Obama himself in the weeks after, as his campaign had to deal with the controversy. So he lied about what he had said in front of the 40 Iowa Democrats.
How cynical is that?

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