Flippety Floppety

Obama is changing his stance now that he’s in front of people that understand foreign policy. From ABC News:

Sen. Barack Obama’s position on talking to Iran has been evolving since last year’s CNN/Youtube debate, when he said he would be willing to meet “without precondition” with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea during the first year of his administration.

During a speech before a pro-Israel group on Wednesday, however, Obama, D-Ill., who clinched the delegates necessary to claim the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, presented an entirely different position:

“Contrary to the claims to some, I have no interest in sitting down with our adversaries just for the sake of talking. But as president of the United States, I would be willing to lead tough and principled diplomacy with the appropriate Iranian leaders at a time and place of my choosing if and only if it can advance the interest of the United States. That is my position. I want to be absolutely clear.”

Compare that with what Obama said during the CNN/Youtube debate:

QUESTION: Would you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea?

OBAMA: “I would. And the reason is this: the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them — which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this administration — is ridiculous. Ronald Reagan constantly spoke to Soviet Union at a time when he called them an evil empire. He understood that we may not trust them and they may pose an extraordinary danger to this country, but we had the obligation to find areas where we can potentially move forward. And I think that it is a disgrace that we have not spoken to them.”

Watch for a slew of important people say that poor Obama can’t be expected to hold the same position for a whole six months on an important issue like Iran.

Comments

  1. Maybe he learned this by watching McCain flip flop on judges, taxes, troop counts, health care, and so on and on and on.

  2. And on Iran, and on pork, lobbyists, iraq, s-chip, and everything.

    He even flip-flopped from bedroom to bedroom while still married. Woops, I forgot that Republicans suddenly lost their family values and principles when they’re stuck with someone who has none.

    http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/archives/9111.html