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July 05, 2008

Obama "Puzzled" Over Flip-Flop Observations

Obama just can't believe that after flipping on FISA and public financing and flopping on guns and abortion people would think him apt to flip-flop on Iraq too. He continues to claim that his statements on Wednesday are perfectly consistent with what he said last year.

"I was a little puzzled by the frenzy that I set off with what I thought was a pretty innocuous statement," he said on a flight from Montana to St. Louis. "I am absolutely committed to ending the war. I will call my joint chiefs of staff in and give them a new assignment and that is to end the war."

[...]

Obama said he did not make a mistake on Wednesday with his choice of words in describing his Iraq position -- even though he called a second news conference a few hours after his initial comments to clarify his stance.

He laid the blame with reporters.

Yeah, don't those reporters know which side they're supposed to be on? How dare they report on the exact words that are coming out of Obama's mouth? The Reuters reporter, at least, doesn't seem to appreciate the charge and pokes a little fun at Obama:

"I'm surprised at how finely calibrated every single word was measured. I wasn't saying anything I hadn't said before, that I didn't say a year ago or when I was a United States senator," said Obama, who is still a senator from Illinois.

Such arrogance.


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