It’s not often former Vice President Mike Pence gets riled up, but he took Joe Biden to task Tuesday for basically undoing the progress the Trump administration had made bringing peace to the Middle East.
Pence released a video message, and the white-haired potential Presidential candidate in 2024 put Biden on blast, saying he and Trump had an “unrivaled” commitment to Israel, and to put it mildly, Biden does not.
“But from the moment President Biden took office, all that changed, and the results have reignited violence.”
According to Pence, here’s the problem; the Biden administration was making what the former VIP called a “false equivalency” between Israel and Hamas, when in fact there is a clear distinction between the two.
“One is a sovereign nation with a legitimate government, and a trusted ally. The other, an internationally recognized terrorist organization that has now fired more than 3,000 rockets at Jewish families and business in the past week alone. There is no moral equivalency between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas.”
Pence wasn’t done. He also let Biden have it for indicating he wants to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal.
“Apparently, Biden learned nothing from the tragic foreign-policy blunders made during his time as vice president. President Obama’s thin “red line” in Syria, his decision to “lead from behind” in Libya, and his slipshod withdrawal from Iraq each created power vacuums that were quickly filled by America’s enemies.
“Now Biden is repeating those grave errors by creating a power vacuum of his own. He has replaced strength with weakness, moral clarity with confusion, and loyalty with betrayal. Biden’s void, too, is being filled by America’s enemies – and Israelis are paying the price in blood.”
What are the odds of Biden changing his mind on policy and taking a page out of the Trump administration to quell the fighting? About the same as Pence having dinner at a local Hooters tonight.