President Obama was speaking to a large Jewish audience in Washington, D.C. this past week when he promised that he would not accept a “bad deal” with Iran during these nuclear negotiations. Instead the President said that he would be looking to complete a “good deal,” then went on to outline what such a deal would look like.
I am interested in a deal which blocks every one of Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapons. Every single path. A deal that imposes unprecedented inspections of all elements of Iran’s nuclear program. So that they can’t cheat, and if they try to cheat we will immediately know about it. — President Barack Obama
It was during this same speech that President Obama tried to argue that in many ways he was actually the “first Jewish President.”
I kid you not.
Most of all, I want to thank the entire congregation of Adas Israel for having me here today.
Earlier this week, I was actually interviewed by one of your members, Jeff Goldberg. Jeff reminded me he once called me the first Jewish president. Now, since some people still seem to be wondering about my faith, I should make clear this is an honorary title, but I was flattered. And as an honorary member of the tribe not to mention somebody who has hosted 7 White House seders and has been advised by [applause] — and been advised by two Jewish chiefs of staff, I can also say that I am probably getting a little bit of the hang of the lingo. But I will not use any of the Yiddishisms that Rahm Emanuel taught me because I want to be invited back. Let’s just say he had some creative synonyms for shalom.
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