Obama Blames Hamas Terrorism On Everyone
Former President Barack Obama weighed in on the Israel-Hamas war while claiming that the blame for Hamas terrorism and the resultant war lies with “all of us.”
Obama, while speaking on the “Pod Save America” on Saturday, claimed that Israel must end the “occupation” and a two-state solution must be adopted. The former president maintained that everyone must admit their complicity in the decade-long Israel-Hamas war for a chance to do something.
“Maintaining —what on the surface may seem contradictory ideas — that what Hamas did was horrific, and there’s no justification for it; and what is also true is that the occupation [sic] and what’s happening to Palestinians is unbearable,” Obama said. “And what is true, right — I mean, we can go on for a while. And the problem with the social media, and trying to — TikTok activism, and trying to debate this, on that, is you can’t speak the truth. You can pretend to speak the truth. You can speak one side of the truth, and in some cases, you can try to maintain your moral innocence, but that won’t solve the problem. And so if you want to solve the problem, you have to take in the whole truth, and you then have to admit nobody’s hands are clean, that all of us are complicit to some degree.”
President @BarackObama on the violence in Gaza.
Full interview out Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/U42Jy2Aa4y
— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) November 4, 2023
The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) hit back with a stinging condemnation of Obama while insisting that the former president’s “attempt to dilute his own culpability in this situation doesn’t change the facts.”
.@RJC responds: “It is Barack Obama who is complicit in the death and suffering over the last month in Israel and in Gaza. His policies and those of President Joe Biden put billions of dollars into Iranian coffers, money used to fund and train Hamas and other terrorist groups…”. https://t.co/lhddkZKypm
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) November 5, 2023
“Hamas attacks civilians; Hamas takes hostages; Hamas uses Gazans as human shields; Hamas steals humanitarian supplies; Hamas builds terrorism tunnels instead of bomb shelters, or schools, or houses,” The RJC said. “Hamas is to blame for the current war. The US should be fully behind Israel as it seeks to end Hamas’s capability to harm Israelis and Gazans alike. But instead, when Israel faces a barbaric attack from Hamas, Obama blames Israel. It is Barack Obama who is complicit in the death and suffering over the last month in Israel and in Gaza. His policies and those of President Joe Biden put billions of dollars into Iranian coffers, money used to fund and train Hamas and other terrorist groups whose stated goals are the destruction of Israel and the annihilation of Jews. Obama’s attempt to dilute his own culpability in this situation doesn’t change the facts.”