As horrendous as was Tuesday’s Palestinian terrorist attack on a Jerusalem synagogue that left five people dead, the Obama administration’s underlying response reprehensibly approached the same level of abhorrence.
Indeed, President Obama condemned “in the strongest terms” the cowardly attack in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Har Nof in West Jerusalem that, among the dead, claimed three Americans in worship. But then he quickly lapsed into the refuge of a principle-less scoundrel — that of moral equivalency, the hallmark of a rudderless president at the helm of a deferential foreign policy that always, always, borders on appeasement.
“Too many Israelis have died; too many Palestinians have died,” Mr. Obama said. “And at this difficult time I think it’s important for both Palestinians and Israelis to try to work together to lower tensions and to reject violence.”
Considering the facts on the ground, how daft. How utterly preposterous to rationalize the dastardly actions of slaughterers while transferring culpability to the victims.
But then this has been part and parcel to Obama’s modus operandi when it comes to not just Israel but to the world. It’s a sickening policy of, as author Thomas Sowell once noted, “selling out our allies to curry favor with our adversaries.”
And, most assuredly, to the detriment of the security of the United States and the world. That is Barack Obama’s tragic foreign policy legacy.