Thursday: Regarding the Ground Zero mosque, "the White House had said that it did not want to get involved in local decision-making."
Friday: "President Barack Obama, marking the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, for the first time voiced support for the mosque near Ground Zero, in a White House speech Friday appealing for religious tolerance and respect. . . 'Let me be clear,' Obama said, 'As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country. That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable.'"
Saturday: "Obama expanded on a Friday night White House speech that asserted that Muslims have the same right to freedom of religion as everyone else in America. 'I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making a decision to put a mosque there,' he said. 'I was commenting very specifically on the right that people have that dates back to our founding.'"
Obama has figured out a way to anger all sides on this issue, first promising to support the Ground Zero mosque, and then walking back from those who applauded his initial decision.