Obama at fund-raiser at Steven and Judy Gluckstern's home, April 9, 2007. George Soros is seated to the right of the stairs. (Photo: Michael Edwards, NY Magazine)
Ed Lasky advises a transcript now has been found by the Des Moines Register, as has an audio (hat tip: Anne Lieberman.) So Obama lied. Not surprising considering his long affiliation and support of the Pali /Syrian Arabs despite his recent attempts to hide otherwise. If I see the Jews continue to kiss this man's ass, I am gonna hurl. Obama seems to intrinsically understand if you tell the Jews what they want to hear, regardless of truth, substance or validity, it's good enough for them. History and current events bear that sad fact out.
Separating fact from fiction .......... this will be the job of the blogs in the mendacious road to the Presidency.
Obama is caught in a public fabrication Ed Lasky
Barack Obama has been caught in a fabrication (see my earlier blog Home of the Whopper), and the MSM is giving him a free pass. The least other media outlets could do is to back up the Des Moines Register, which has both a transcript and audio demonstrating how Obama lied about what he said about the Palestinians.
Read all of Ed's post here.
In today's Des Moines Register, there is an excellent summary of the Democrats spinning (euphemism for deceit) at their debate (article here.)
* Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, explaining his call to show compassion for Palestinians, put a spin on the remark that differs from the way it was originally reported by an Iowa newspaper.
Obama's Palestinian Remark
Obama defended his remark that "nobody is suffering more than the Palestinian people," a statement attacked by some pro-Israel activists. His version differed in tone if not in substance from the way it was originally reported, however.
Moderator Brian Williams: You said recently, "No one is suffering more than the Palestinian people." Do you stand by that remark?
Obama: Well, keep in mind what the remark actually, if you had the whole thing, said. And 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.
That's somewhat different from the way Obama was quoted March 12 by reporter Thomas Beaumont of the Des Moines Register. As reported, Obama attributed Palestinian suffering to "the stalled peace efforts with Israel" and not so narrowly to failures by Palestinian leadership only.
Des Moines Register, March 12: Obama told the Muscatine-area party activists that he supports relaxing restrictions on aid to the Palestinian people. He said they have suffered the most as a result of stalled peace efforts with Israel.
"Nobody is suffering more than the Palestinian people," Obama said while on the final leg of his weekend trip to eastern Iowa.
That statement would appear to lay some of the blame at the doorstep of Israel's leadership as well.
Obama evidently thought he could get away with making up a story about what he said, when challenged about it, perhaps because he was only speaking before about 40 Iowa Democrats at the time. He didn't reckon on the ubiquity of recorders, including telephones, or perhaps he thought that the Des Moines Register would roll over for him the way the rest of the media seems inclined to do.