Obama took some heat last week when confronted in the Democratic debate about a comment he made in Iowa about the Israel-Palestine conflict. Brian Williams asked him,
“You said recently, ‘No one is suffering more than the Palestinian people.’ Do you stand by that remark?”
Obama responded, saying:
“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.
Obama has been criticized since for changing his tune on the conflict, becoming more Pro-Israel to court the much-sought-after Jewish vote. However, Obama has actually remained consistent.