Letter from the Editor

Biden crosses the red line of decency


It’s a bad idea to tempt fate with the words, “Joe Biden has hit bottom and can’t sink lower.” This president can, it seems, always get worse.

Betraying Israel to pander to his far-Left voter base by cutting off arms supplies unless Jerusalem agrees to military micromanagement by the dotard in the White House is a new level of disgrace even for this awful administration.

Biden told CNN Wednesday night that he won’t send artillery shells and bombs to the Israel Defense Forces if they enter Rafah city, where a million Palestinians are being used as human shields by four brigades of Hamas terrorists.

“If they go into Rafah, I’m not supplying the weapons that have been used historically to deal with Rafah. … It’s just wrong,” he said.

What’s really wrong is, first, Biden limiting Jerusalem’s scope for action against an enemy that endlessly threatens and repeatedly attempts genocide against the Jews and, second, seeking to justify this with the lie that Israel takes too little care to avoid civilian casualties.

This is not how a good nation treats perhaps its most important ally. 

Even if one uses inflated numbers supplied by Hamas, Israel has achieved a lower civilian-to-combatant casualty ratio than almost any other nation, including the United States, has ever managed in urban warfare. It has done so despite Hamas hiding in hospitals, schools, apartment blocks, and other civilian clusters — a war crime.

It is not uncommon for Washington to set conditions on the use of arms it supplies to allies. It also should be acknowledged that we cannot know all the permutations of Israel’s need to take Rafah, whether to root out Hamas terrorists, to destroy tunnels, or to control the Gaza side of the border with Egypt. It is also unclear that Israel lacks the bombs and shells it needs for the Rafah operation, so Biden’s move to cut off the flow might be largely symbolic.

But it is just as bad for being so. It is a gesture of repudiation intended to pander to Democratic voters who are with the pogrom program, persuaded by Hamas propagandists, professional domestic agitators, and the money and machinations of America’s big state enemies such as China, Russia, and Iran.

Biden declared that he had not abandoned Israel, saying, “We’re going to continue to make sure Israel is secure in terms of Iron Dome and their ability to respond to attacks that came out of the Middle East recently.”


What does that mean? It means Biden will allow Israel to put up a shield when it is attacked by enemies with missiles and drones, but he will try to stop Israel from taking the battle against its genocidal attackers to their lair to root them out.

He is willing to arm our ally when its enemies go ballistic, in other words, but until his reelection is secured, he won’t help prevent Hamas fighters, in the kaffiyeh costumes that American protesters think so chic, from using Gaza as a base from which to sneak into Israel and slaughter Jews with guns and knives and garden hoes.

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