Many high-profile Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, initially expressed support for Israel after the cowards who make up the ranks of Hamas launched a deadly, surprise attack on the Jewish state last month.
Unsurprisingly, radicals within the Democratic Party have pushed hard enough to force power players like Obama into a corner -- so much so that Obama, during a recent speech, backtracked on his initial pro-Israel stance.
According to Breitbart, Obama recently told an audience at the Obama Foundation Democracy Forum in Chicago that some of their comments -- which were undoubtedly anti-Israel -- "pushed" him around.
"I had a conversation with a group of you around this issue, and you were passionate and pushed me around some of the public statements I’d made," Obama said.
Obama's initial support for Israel was blunt.
"All Americans should be horrified and outraged by 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. 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," he wrote, two days after the attacks.
All Americans should be horrified and outraged by 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…
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 9, 2023
Obama would eventually begin to twist that support into something else, ultimately criticizing Israel for how it was responding to the Hamas attacks.
Subsequently, Obama began to backtrack, criticizing Israel for the way it was fighting the war, implying that Israel was ignoring the “human costs” of the war. On Friday, Obama acknowledged that he had backtracked in response to criticism within his own foundation, and said he was committed to a “two-state solution” and an end to “occupation” — though Israel left Gaza in 2005.
The former president really showed his hand a day later, when he stated that "all of us are complicit to some degree" regarding the violence in Gaza.
President @BarackObama on the violence in Gaza.
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— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) November 4, 2023
"And so if you want to solve the problem, you have to take in the whole truth, and you then have to admit nobody’s hands are clean, that all of us are complicit to some degree," Obama said.
President Joe Biden has faced criticism from the radical elements of his party for not doing enough to intervene in Gaza while Israel retaliates.
Israel has vowed to destroy every remnant of the Hamas terror network and continues to work on doing so.
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