Good point...poor choice of wording on my part, and essentially confusing. I have to apologize for that. Let me take another shot at this, and hopefully make it clearer.
In the offer, add some wording to the effect:
After acceptance of the offer, the buyer will have a home inspection performed, and reserves the option to rescind the offer if the inspection does not meet the buyers approval, and the seller refuses make any repairs.
In a short sale, the seller is unlikely to make any repairs anyway.