A White House spokesman noted that Mitt Romney's calling Jerusalem the "capital of Israel" contradicts United States policy over several successive administrations.
The spokesman, Josh Earnest, said that the presumptive Republican presidential candidate’s declaration that Jerusalem is “the capital of Israel” contradicts the policy of previous Republican and Democratic administrations. He said Romney could further explain the comments, according to The Jerusalem Post.
"Well, our view is that that’s a different position than this administration holds,” Earnest said in a news briefing Tuesday, according to the Post. “It’s the view of this administration that the capital is something that should be determined in final status negotiations between the parties."
Setting aside the fact that Israel says that Jerusalem is the the capital of Israel and that the Palestinians have never negotiated in good faith with Israel, we actually do have a federal law on the matter that also indicates that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Not that Obama gives a rat's ass about anything that is found in American law if he disagrees with it...
And then there is this helpful reminder on the matter as well -- and the level of duplicity shown by this president on the issue.
But then again, every statement made by Barack Obama carries with it the implicit disclaimer that it is valid until it is politically convenient for it to no longer be valid.