Predictably for a Democrat Administration, President Biden is reportedly pressuring the Israelis to “wind down” their offensive in Gaza.
Hamas is still firing rockets at Israel, but liberals think that nine days of fighting to stop them is enough and Israel should pull back now. Where have I heard this strategy before, of pulling out before the enemy that attacked you is defeated? Oh yes, it was under Obama/Biden, when the troop pullout to meet an election deadline created a vacuum that allowed for the rise of ISIS.
How about if the Biden White House lets Israel make its own decisions about protecting its people? They’re obviously far more competent at it than anyone in the Biden White House.
Case in point: House lawmakers are frustrated with the Biden White House’s “total lack of a sense of urgency or a plan” to aid thousands of Afghans who worked as interpreters and in other jobs for the US. They’re in danger of being hunted down and killed by the Taliban after Biden pulls all our troops out by September 11th. Florida Republican Rep. Michael Waltz, a former Green Beret who worked with Afghan interpreters, said, “The day the last U.S. soldier goes wheels up out of Bagram air base, we’ve handed these people a death sentence.”
House members sent a bipartisan letter to Biden on April 21st, urging him to expedite special immigrant visas for Afghans who helped Americans. The average time to process a visa is 800 days, there are now only 115 days until the planned Afghanistan pullout, and Biden hasn’t even responded to the letter they sent nearly a month ago. It sounds as if he put Kamala Harris in charge of it.
The State Department says it added staffers to process the visas, but that’s not sufficient considering the “massive bureaucratic delays” they have to deal with.
Does anyone else get the feeling that if we still had Trump in the White House, those bureaucratic delays would be cleared out of the way if it meant saving thousands of lives?