In a recent fundraiser event in Minneapolis, President Biden expressed his support for a “humanitarian pause” between Israel and Hamas. This comes as some on the left have been pushing for a ceasefire and pressuring the Biden administration to take action. However, it’s important to note that up until now, the Biden team has consistently rejected calls for a ceasefire.
How can this man possibly run for President again?
Confused Biden Calls for 'Humanitarian Pause' Between Israel-Hamas https://t.co/uelu1GZm9s
— Reel Lady 🇺🇸 (@Cbaxter214) November 2, 2023
During the event, Biden was interrupted by a protester who stood up and called for a ceasefire. While the protester was shouted down by others in the room, Biden acknowledged the need for a pause and giving time to get people out. However, the choice of words used by Biden is concerning. Referring to the people held by Hamas as “prisoners” implies that they have done something to deserve being held captive. In reality, they are hostages and victims of Hamas terrorism.
It’s unclear what exactly Biden means by a “pause.” Is it only a couple of hours to ensure the safe evacuation of innocent people, or is it a softer term for a ceasefire to avoid appearing weak to Hamas? This ambiguity raises questions about whether Biden fully understands the situation and the consequences of his actions. It’s even more worrying that he claims to have asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a ceasefire. If true, this demonstrates a lack of understanding and could empower Hamas by giving them time to rearm and resume hostilities.
Furthermore, Biden’s reference to convincing Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to “open the door” adds to the confusion. It’s unclear whether he is referring to allowing aid to enter or letting Americans trapped in Gaza leave. While Hamas did allow a few Americans to leave Gaza on Wednesday, hundreds are still unable to leave due to Hamas’ restrictions.
As always, we’ll have to wait and see if the White House provides further clarification or attempts to backtrack on these statements. However, this incident only reinforces the perception that Biden is weak and indecisive when it comes to dealing with foreign policy issues. His track record of being consistently wrong and indecisive does little to instill confidence in his ability to handle the Israel-Hamas conflict effectively.