If Democrats Don’t Want Blame For Appeasing Iran And Hamas, They Should Stop Doing It
- October 9, 2023
David Harsanyi, The Federalist
There will be much more to say on the heart-wrenching massacre in Israel, the worst attack on Jewish civilians since the Holocaust and one of the most heinous acts of terror in decades.
Let’s also remember that in 2021, one of Biden’s first foreign policy moves was to overturn Trump-era policy and release hundreds of millions of dollars of funding to both Fatah and Hamas. That wasn’t all. In 2022, Biden sent an additional $316 million to the Palestinians. “Moderate” Fatah, which offers stipends to the families of Jew killers, was recently in talks to form a unity government with Hamas. These are the people Israelis are expected to hand a state.
Republicans, like them or not, warned that the money would be diverted to upgrading the terror apparatus. And the administration knew it as well. An internal State Department document also warned that “there is a high risk Hamas could potentially derive indirect, unintentional benefit from U.S. assistance to Gaza.” Indeed. The same way Iran derives indirect, unintentional benefit from U.S. assistance.