LTRP Note: The following out-of-house commentary is posted for informational and research purposes.
By Tim Donner
Most observers agree that Joe Biden did at least the minimum and said the right things in his speech to the nation days after the barbaric invasion of Israel by Islamists bent on terrorizing, murdering, and kidnapping as many Jews as possible. But especially considering the inhuman brutality climaxed with something so inconceivably evil, the beheading of babies that shocked even Islamist apologist AOC, we can be certain that the impact of a decent, if not memorable speech will last just a day or two before it is overwhelmed by events on the ground as the Israeli war spreads like a cancer throughout the Middle East.
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The political problem for the White House is that this war will obviously last more than another day or two, and will certainly expand in ways not yet known on multiple fronts, as shocked and overwhelmed Israelis deal with not just the physical devastation of an unprecedented ground assault, but horrifying war crimes of a magnitude not witnessed since the concentration camps of Nazi vintage. Even worse is their now-shattered sense of security, the abiding and paramount concern of all who reside in the small country surrounded by enemy nations committed to its destruction, the kind who just demonstrated that there are no limits to their savagery. Click here to continue reading.
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