(New York Times, Helene Cooper, 3/5/12): Mr. Obama, who has often lamented the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003, made reference to European and American intelligence assessments that have found no evidence that Iran has decided to pursue a nuclear weapon
(3/13/12): Because of an editing error, an article on March 5 about President Obamas speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee referred incorrectly to his comments about intelligence assessments of Irans ability to produce a nuclear weapon. Mr. Obama said, The United States and Israel both assess that Iran does not yet have a nuclear weapon, and we are exceedingly vigilant in monitoring their program. His speech did not mention some European intelligence reports that have said there is no evidence that Iran has made a final decision to pursue a nuclear weapon.
(New York Times, Helene Cooper, news analysis, 11/29/07): Mr. Bush's speech ... was notable in that he explicitly took on only one of the core issues, the fate of Palestinian refugees, and, on that issue, sided with Israel.
(12/14/07): A news analysis article on Nov. 29 about the diplomatic style of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, including her handling of the Middle East, referred incorrectly to President Bushs position on the fate of Palestinian refugees in his remarks on Nov. 27 at the Middle East peace conference in Annapolis, Md. While Mr. Bush called Israel a homeland for the Jewish people, this was an implicit support for Israels view that Palestinians should not be guaranteed a right of return to their former homes inside Israel. Mr. Bush did not explicitly take on that issue and side with Israel.