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The World Is Paying a Deadly Price for Barack Obama's Foreign Policy Legacy

David Harsanyi on

If a belligerent state launched 185 explosive drones, 36 cruise missiles and 110 surface-to-surface missiles from three fronts against civilian targets within the United States, would President Joe Biden call it a "win"?

Would the president tell us that the best thing we can do now is show "restraint"? What if that same terror state's proxy armies had recently helped murder, rape and kidnap more than 1,000 American men, women and children? What if this terror state were trying to obtain nuclear weapons so it could continue to agitate without any consequences?

This is what Biden and the Barack Obama acolytes, Iranian dupes and Israel antagonists he's surrounded himself with demand of the Jewish state.

And by "Iranian dupes," I don't only mean the Jake Sullivans and Antony Blinkens of the world, who worked to elevate the mullahs over Sunni allies and the Israelis, or even a Hamas bestie like Rob Malley or Israel hater like Maher Bitar. I mean assets of the Islamic State who promised the Iranian government to help out in any way possible.

Their worldview is a cancer that's metastasized within the Democratic Party. To these people, Israel will always be the villain. And if the Iranian regime's murder of more than 600 American servicemen couldn't cool that bromance, 1,200 dead Jews certainly aren't going to do the trick.

The Trump administration undercut Palestinian terror efforts, stifled Iranian ambitions, and created space for the Gulf states and Israel to enhance ties.


Biden immediately reversed those gains, reverting to Obama-era Iranian boosterism. We're now experiencing the consequences of pacifying Islamic ideologues. Obama might have sent the mullahs pallets of cash in the middle of the night, but the Biden administration openly subsidized the Revolutionary Guard with a $6 billion ransom payment, at least $25 billion in sanction relief, including $10 billion via a waiver, and so on.

Let's also remember that one of Biden's first foreign policy decisions was to overturn Trump-era policy by releasing millions to Gaza that would be sifted off by Hamas, releasing funding to Hamas-allied United Nations Relief and Works Agency, and removing the Iranian-backed Houthis from the terror list.

It should be mind-boggling that Biden likely knew Iran was moving forward with its attack but still gave his goofy and impotent "don't" when asked about it by the press.

Indeed, the Biden administration's position seems to be that Israeli military and defense forces exist to allow Iran to have a hissy fit and save face. The Iranian attack is only "symbolic" because it failed.


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