During an interview with “60 Minutes” over the weekend, President Joe Biden stated that Israeli occupation of Gaza would be a “big mistake,” going on to explain he believes there needs to be some sort of “path to a Palestinian state” as the conflict between Israel and Hamas continues. It should seem clear from this comment that, as is the case with most modern-day progressives, Biden is espousing a hateful, highly antisemitic solution to a problem that is far more complex than he’s giving it credit for. We need solid leadership in the Oval Office who understands all of the nuance going on in the situation at hand, along with the history of the region.
Biden needs frequent reminders of where he is, how he got there, and what he’s doing, which hardly seems like the kind of person who should be in charge of a massive geopolitical situation like this one, wouldn’t you agree?
Biden said, “I think it’d be a big mistake,” during the interview that was aired on Sunday evening, but was recorded the previous Thursday, a report from the Daily Wire revealed.
The president then stated that the Hamas terrorist organization is not representative of the views of all Palestinians — can we really say that for sure? — before adding that he thinks the group needs to be “eliminated entirely.” But then he somewhat contradicted himself by explaining there has to be a “Palestinian authority” and a pathway to a “Palestinian state.”
The Daily Wire provides further details:
Last weekend, Hamas launched deadly terrorist attacks on Israel that killed more than 1,400 people, including children. Israel is now waging a massive counteroffensive, launching airstrikes in Hamas-controlled territory and preparing for a ground offensive.
“Can you foresee U.S. troops in combat in this new Middle East war?” CBS News reporter Scott Pelley asked.
“I don’t think that’s necessary,” Biden responded. “Israel has one of the finest fighting forces in the country. I guarantee you we’re going to provide them everything they need.”
Biden also answered “yes” when asked whether the threat of terrorism has increased in the U.S. due to the Middle Eastern conflict. The president said he has met with Homeland Security, and the FBI in the Situation Room to discuss how to prevent “lone wolf” or coordinated attacks on synagogues or Jewish people, saying the administration is making a “major effort” to prevent such attacks.
Pelley then asked the president if he believed it was time for a ceasefire?
“Look, there’s a fundamental difference,” Biden responded. “Israel is going after people who have engaged in barbarism that is as consequential as the Holocaust. So I think Israel has to respond. They have to go after Hamas. Now Hamas is a bunch of cowards. They’re hiding behind the civilians. … I’m confident the Israelis are going to do everything in their power to avoid the killing of innocent civilians.”
He then warned Iran to stay out of the conflict between Israel and Hamas before going on to add there was currently “no evidence” that the Middle Eastern country had prior knowledge of the Hamas attack or that it helped plan or fund the deadly assault. The president also revealed during the interview that the United States has entered talks to figure out how the government can provide help and assistance to Palestinian civilians who are in danger zones.
Former President Donald Trump came out with both barrels blazing against the president and his interview on the program, stating that the network was “protecting” Biden with what he called a highly partisan “softball” interview.
“The show ’60 Minutes’ should be ashamed of themselves. They just interviewed Crooked Joe Biden, and led him along like a lost child,” Trump wrote in a post published on his social media platform, Truth Social. “Each question contained the answer, and was so weakly and apologetically asked that it was a JOKE which should be considered a campaign contribution to the Democrat Party.”