Barack Obama had to backtrack on foreign policy yet again today, this time on Jerusalem. He tried to outdo John McCain at AIPAC yesterday by insisting that Jerusalem remain the undivided capital of Israel. The Palestinians erupted in anger at that statement, and by the end of the day they had Obama backpedaling:
Facing criticism from Palestinians, Sen. Barack Obama acknowledged today that the status of Jerusalem will need to be negotiated in future peace talks, amending a statement earlier in the week that Jerusalem “must remain undivided.”
That's an impressive demonstration of foreign policy neophyte status, Mr. Democratic Presidential Nominee.
Sen. Obama's recent struggles have perhaps been influenced by stress owing to the sentencing of his close friend Tony Rezko.