So Obama has “clarified” his comments about the ’67 borders in Israel as being a reference to a starting point to be negotiated from. Um, pardon me, but that really doesn’t make his comment any less offensive or ridiculous. In fact, that he was trying to take away Israel’s bargaining position ahead of negotiations was the entire reason his statements were so wrong in the first place. By “framing” the issue that way, though, he insures that the end result would be closer to those borders than the status quo, the more logical starting point for negotiations. So his defense of his previous stupidity is to make a distinction between cutting the rug out from under the Israelis and…cutting the rug out from under them. I’m sorry but what? That’s just…stupid.