November 18, 2012

Obama to Blame for Hamas' Attack on Israel

Jon Tobin, Commentary Magazine

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Just as Obama’s weak diplomatic stance and comical engagement encouraged Iran to stick to their nuclear dreams, an administration that has been voting absent in the region is in no position to use what is left of its leverage to make Hamas’s backers listen to reason. Nor is it entirely a coincidence that Hamas would choose to start this war after the president’s re-election rather than before it. President Obama’s “light footprint” and friendship with Islamists has made it difficult if not impossible for the United States to influence these events or to make it harder for the terrorists in Gaza to keep shooting. Hamas started this war, but Obama helped make it possible.

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TAGGED: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Egypt, Turkey, Hamas, Gaza, Palestine, Israel, United States, Barack Obama


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