After two whole days of silence, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton condemned the brutal attack on Israel by Hamas.
Hamas members have killed and kidnapped Israelis in brutal raids on border communities, with the death toll rising past 1,000 since the invasion began Saturday. Some of those taken hostage in Gaza are American citizens.
The attack is the result of an Obama-Biden policy of appeasement towards Iran, which backs Hamas, and Biden's overall weakness on the world stage.
Now, Obama is pretending to care about the carnage his policies helped create.
Biden's former boss issued a statement condemning the "brazen terrorist attacks on Israel and the slaughter of innocent civilians."
“We grieve for those who died, pray for the safe return of those who’ve been held hostage, and stand squarely alongside our ally, Israel, as it dismantles Hamas,” he continued.
“As we support Israel’s right to defend itself against terror, we must keep striving for a just and lasting peace for Israelis and Palestinians alike.”
Similarly, President Clinton urged the world to unite behind Israel against Hamas.
“I condemn the horrific terrorist assault carried out by Hamas in Israel, and mourn the senseless loss of life. My heart is with all those affected by the violence, including American families. Now is a time for the world to rally against terrorism and to support Israeli democracy,” Clinton wrote.
The Biden administration, which is staffed by many Obama allies, has denied that unfreezing $6 billion in Iranian assets had any role in the Hamas attacks, but Republicans have accused Biden of emboldening terrorism.
In the wake of the attack, Biden has forcefully condemned the "evil" of Hamas, while affirming America's unqualified support for Israel.
"In this moment, we must be crystal clear. ... The United States has Israel's back. We will make sure the Jewish and democratic state of Israel can defend itself today, tomorrow — as we always have," Biden said.
But President Trump, who pursued a hardline policy toward Iran and precipitated the end of the Iran deal, has blamed Biden for the chaos, while warning the conflict could spread into a broader war.
“Less than four years ago, we had peace in the Middle East with the historic Abraham Accords. Today we have all-out war in Israel, and it’s going to spread very quickly” Trump said. “What a difference a president makes.”