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Biden Is Blaming Netanyahu For Prolonging A War He Won’t Let Israel Finish


In a new Time magazine interview, Joe Biden is asked whether Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is prolonging the war against Hamas for political reasons. “There is every reason for people to draw that conclusion,” the president contends.

Boy, I would love to hear the audio of this interview, because even the “lightly edited” transcript has the president struggling to cobble together coherent thoughts. Here is the full answer from Biden:

I’m not going to comment on that. There is every reason for people to draw that conclusion. And I would cite tha as — before the war began, the blowback he was getting from the Israeli military for wanting to change the constitu — change the court. And so it’s an internal domestic debate that seems to have no consequence. And whether he would change his position or not, it’s hard to say, but it has not been helpful.

Or, in other words, Biden is blaming Netanyahu for prolonging a war that he won’t let Israel finish. Hamas would have been effectively gone if it weren’t for the administration.

Does Biden not recall that last month he “warned” Netanyahu against any major Rafah offensive that would have effectively dismantled remaining Hamas battalions holed up behind human shields? Biden told CNN’s Erin Burnett that if Israel invaded the city the U.S. would stop supplying Israel with offensive and precision weapons. Surely this was the first time in history a president tried to stop an ally from destroying a terrorist organization. And not just any terror organization, but one that murdered, sexually tortured, kidnapped — and likely still holds — American citizens.

Does Biden not recall sending Secretary of State Antony Blinken to “warn” Netanyahu not to launch an assault on Rafah? How about National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan,

Continue Reading at The Federalist.

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