"My view is that the United States' special relationship with Israel obligates us to be helpful to them in the search for credible partners with whom they can make peace, while also supporting Israel in defending itself against enemies sworn to its destruction," Examine carefully what Obama said - patners for peace and support against destructive enemies. At first I was disappointed that he didn't offer some sympathy to the Palestinians' plight and outraged that he appeared to have sold out to AIPAC, but if you consider his words carefully, his statement is ambiguously non-controversial. This approach is absolutely required in U.S. politics where the smallest mis-step is very quickly taken up by the Republican Smear Machine and the politician is made to pay dearly (witness Kerry's fumbled joke and how it forced him to withdraw as a potential candidate). So I reserve judgment on Obama.
In three days, Greek coastguard rescues 2,500 migrants (Reuters)
from the article: Sen. Obama: U.S. must support Israel's right to self defense