Obama’s silence on Gaza is deafening
A reminder for Obama: “For evil to flourish, it is only necessary that good men do nothing.”
The following includes extracts from a really good HuffPo report by Ben Cohen.
Barack Obama had to do two things to persuade the powers that be that he was a viable candidate for President. The first was to assure the financial community that he would commit to a mostly centrist economic policy with the second being to jump in bed with AIPAC and basically sell out the Palestinians.
The massacre in Gaza over the past few days will enrage Palestinians further, strengthen Hamas, and solidify hatred towards Israel and the United States (who provides Israel’s weapons as part of the $3 billion yearly aid package) in the Arab world. If Obama wants meaningful change in the Middle East, he must start speaking up. For now, his silence is deafening and the lame ass response he has made has been to completely ignore the mass-killing and collective punishment handed out by Israel, while telling Hamas to stop sending rockets into Israel. It’s a joke.
Let’s all pray for Gaza and for some real CHANGE.