President Joe Biden, known for his infamous blunders, once again couldn’t help himself from saying something foolish. It’s not surprising, really. Going off-script has never been Biden’s strong suit, especially now that he’s only semi-cogent.
The Muslim world went into a frenzy after reports spread that an Israeli airstrike had hit a hospital in Gaza, supposedly causing hundreds of casualties. However, it turns out that it was all a hoax. The real culprit was a misfired rocket from Islamic Jihad, aimed at Israel. But that didn’t stop the media from recklessly running with the Hamas propaganda, which spread faster than COVID in the Arab world. Unsurprisingly, this led to mass protests from Baghdad to Barcelona. It’s gotten so out of hand that even the American embassy in Beirut has started evacuating its non-essential staff.
BIDEN: “I’m not suggesting that Hamas deliberately did it … [They] gotta learn how to shoot straight”pic.twitter.com/OgNbm1UpM3
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 18, 2023
As if the situation wasn’t already bad enough, President Biden decided to enter this quasi-war zone. Even Germany’s chancellor had to seek shelter in Tel Aviv when it came under attack. Thankfully, there weren’t any major incidents during Biden’s brief visit. Perhaps it’s for the best that he made his ill-advised comment about the Gaza hospital bombing while on the plane back to the United States. Biden quipped that he wasn’t sure if Hamas or their allies purposely targeted the hospital, but they certainly needed to improve their aim.
But hold on a minute, Joe. Shooting straight would mean hitting Israel directly, and right now, they’re the ones being bombarded from all sides. The IDF is preparing to invade Gaza to put an end to Hamas once and for all, and accuracy isn’t exactly on their side.
And seriously, what is wrong with you, old man? It’s mind-boggling how someone in his position could make such a tasteless joke. The situation is already tense, and here we have the leader of the free world making light of a tragic event. It’s just another example of Biden’s lack of tact and judgment.
It’s clear that Biden’s visit to the Middle East was anything but successful. Instead of showing strong leadership, he ended up making thoughtless remarks that only further incited tensions. We need a president who can handle delicate situations with grace and intelligence, not someone who blunders his way through international crises. It’s time for the American people to demand better.