I believe that Israel has a moral obligation to its citizenry, if not to Jews all over the world, to eliminate Hamas' ability to function.
This is not what Obama wants. What he wants is a cease-fire, which is to say, he wants to protect Hamas from Israel. Or, to be charitable, he may only want to save as many lives as possible.
This is what the man has to say and, if his goal is that of ceasefire, the comments were entirely reasonable.