Mike Huckabee News
Jul 21 2014
I doubt President Obama has been able to pull himself away from the fundraisers he’s been busy with this week to read the papers. That’s where he claims he finds out about things like the IRS criminally abusing taxpayers, or the Justice Department violating the Constitutional rights of reporters like Fox News’ James Rosen, or the immigration disaster on our southern border, but if he could break away just a moment from fundraising and photo-ops eating hamburgers and from planning his long August vacation, he might find out the world is on fire and could really use some leadership. This week, Israel finally had enough of the terrorist strikes against their civilian population and launched a ground campaign into Gaza, the hell hole of Hamas. Twice Hamas violated a cease fire agreement and continued to launch rockets over 80% of the Israeli population. The best we got from the White House was a ridiculous admonition for “both sides to restrain themselves.” If 225 million Americans(which would be 80% of our population) were having rockets explode over our heads, do you think we’d appreciate someone telling us to restrain ourselves? Hamas is a terrorist organization, not a legitimate government. Israeli PM Netanyahu bluntly explained the difference between the so-called “2 sides." It is indeed a tragedy that several hundred residents of Gaza have been killed. It’s an even greater tragedy that the savages who operate Hamas use innocent people as human shields to protect their weapons. None of those Palestinians would have died if Hamas didn’t insist on acting like vicious mad dogs intent on making mayhem. And please don’t buy the lie that if Israel would give up some more land, it would be okay. Israel lives on 1/6 of 1% of the amount of land possessed by Arabs and Muslims. There are 300 million Middle Eastern Muslims and Arabs to only 5.5 million Israeli Jews. The idiotic proposal to give away more Israeli land is to assume that if you let the mad dog get closer to your face, the less likely they are to bite. Israel has a legitimate right to the land and a legitimate right to defend itself. It is the only Middle Eastern country that gives women full rights; the only one who outlaws honor killings of women; it’s built 6 universities, 20 community colleges, and 166 clinics for Palestinians between 1979 and 2006. Israel accommodates 15 different religions. How many Christians, Hindus, or Buddhists are free to worship in Pakistan, Iran or Iraq, Saudi Arabia or Gaza? Hamas is a puppet of Iran. The barrage of rockets fired into Israel is the pre-game for the real target—the United States. If we pussyfoot around now and have nothing better to offer than telling everybody to just get along, we’ll rue the day when the Iranian terrorists turn loose in the United States and we’ll wonder why we never bothered to control our borders or our brains. A President showing leadership would announce that since Hamas is firing rockets at Tel Aviv, we will move our embassy to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel where it’s safer; we’d urge an escalation of building Jewish neighborhoods in Judea and Samaria so that those families living amidst their Arab neighbors would live in a neighborhood less likely to be targeted. We’d announce that there wouldn’t be another dime of US taxpayer money going to the PA until they publicly renounced and separated from Hamas and until they recognized Israel’s right to a safe and secure homeland. I don’t say these things because I’m Jewish, because I’m not. But I believe there’s a difference between good and evil, and I would never tell good to restrain itself nor treat evil as if were the same as good. I have spoken to friends in Israel every day over the past 12 days of attacks . I admire their patience and their hesitation to escalate their defense of their children that might result in the death of someone else’s. But enough is enough, and America shouldn’t keep the world guessing as to who it will stand with—the terrorist organization Hamas, or an elected democracy, Israel.