See John Kirby's 'Word Dance' As He Struggles To Defend Biden's Conversation With Netanyahu

By Maria Angelino | Saturday, 06 April 2024 12:00 PM
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In a significant shift in US-Israel relations, President Joe Biden reportedly expressed his desire for an immediate ceasefire during a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday.

This move, which could be interpreted as a withdrawal of unconditional American support for Israel, has sparked controversy as it could potentially enable Hamas to regroup and maintain its power, without necessitating the release of hostages.

This development coincides with reports of First Lady Jill Biden's alleged influence on her husband's foreign policy decisions. According to an account, President Biden revealed during a Ramadan event that his wife had been expressing her discontent behind the scenes, urging him to "Stop it, stop it now" in relation to Israel's conflict with Hamas.

In light of the contentious change in policy, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby was summoned to the briefing room to provide clarification. However, his responses to questions about the administration's stance on Israel's military strategy against Hamas were deemed unsatisfactory.

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When asked, "Does Pres. Biden believe that a military victory against Hamas is possible for Israel?" Kirby's response was perceived as vague and noncommittal. This lack of clarity has been a recurring theme in the Biden administration's communication regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While the administration has been vocal in urging Israel to alter its tactics, it has been less forthcoming in suggesting viable alternatives.

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Kirby's inability to articulate the "concrete" steps that President Biden is demanding Israel take has drawn criticism, with some likening his performance to that of Vice President Kamala Harris. Critics argue that the administration's attempts to appease its far-left constituents have led it to adopt positions that it struggles to explain or defend.

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Despite the apparent shift in policy, Kirby maintained that the administration's pledge of "unwavering" support for Israel remains intact. When questioned about the seeming contradiction between Biden's previous assertion of "rock solid and unwavering" support for Israel and the current reconsideration of policy, Kirby responded, "Both can be true!"

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However, critics argue that this stance is untenable, as it is inconsistent with Israel's objective of neutralizing Hamas to prevent future attacks. They contend that the administration cannot claim to support Israel while simultaneously advocating for policies that undermine its goals.

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The Biden administration's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been described as chaotic and misguided. Critics argue that the president is compromising the interests of one of America's closest allies to placate radical elements within his own party. They further contend that advocating for a ceasefire without demanding the release of hostages is a reckless strategy.

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The predicament of figures like Kirby, who are tasked with defending the administration's policies, has also been highlighted. Critics suggest that if individuals like Kirby disagree with the administration's approach, they should consider resigning rather than defending policies they do not support.

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