Day by Day by Chris Muir
Vice President Joe Biden offered the White House’s strongest defense yet of Israeli’s actions off the coast of Gaza this week in an interview with Charlie Rose airing tonight on PBS.
“I think Israel has an absolute right to deal with its security interest. I put all this back on two things: one, Hamas, and, two, Israel’s need to be more generous relative to the Palestinian people who are in trouble in Gaza,” Biden said, according to a transcript of the interview, in which he went on to discuss Hamas’s control of Gaza:
“[The Israelis have] said, ‘Here you go. You’re in the Mediterranean. This ship â€” if you divert slightly north you can unload it and we’ll get the stuff into Gaza.’ So what’s the big deal here? What’s the big deal of insisting it go straight to Gaza? Well, it’s legitimate for Israel to say, ‘I don’t know what’s on that ship. These guys are dropping eight â€” 3,000 rockets on my people,'” Biden said.
Out of the mouth of a true POL – constituency politics at its best or its worst.
In the meantime, Israel remains threatened and the Palestinian ordinary people suffer.
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