Obama's Contradictory U.N. Speeches

On Wednesday, President Obama gave a speech to the United Nations General Assembly. His message — that Palestinians should return to the peace negotiations of 1979 — seemingly contradicted his speech from a year ago, when critics say he argued in favor of a Palestinian state. He’s not completely inconsistent, though. At least he remembered to wear the same tie.

Watch Wednesday’s speech below.

Watch Obama’s 2010 United Nations speech below.

Read the full transcript of Obama’s 2011 speech to the United Nations General Assembly at Politico.

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