Joe Biden’s attempts to pretend every good thing that happens under the Trump administration is a result of the Obama administration have become fairly expected. When it comes to the economy, we continually hear Trump isn’t responsible for the booming growth experienced through much of his term. But in relation to foreign policy, it’s a bit jarring to see the former Vice President try to take credit for a peace deal the Obama administration had no hand in at all. Yet, Biden tried to spin that narrative today.
This came after Trump brokered a historic deal between Israel and the UAE. Later in the day, Bahrain and Oman followed suit, setting up a vital Arab alliance with the Jewish state.
Biden statement praises Israel/UAE deal while framing it as bilateral (rather than emphasizing US role). Biden also takes partial credit, saying the deal builds on efforts of "multiple administrations … including the efforts of the Obama-Biden administration"
— Josh Lederman (@JoshNBCNews) August 13, 2020
The reality is exactly the opposite. Not only did the Obama administration not lay any groundwork for this deal, they actively worked against it by appeasing Iran and empowering them in the region. There were no legitimate efforts at all from 2008-2016 to broker a new Arab alliance that included Israel. That was a task Trump took on himself and succeeded at. He, not Joe Biden, deserves the credit for what transpired. It is pathetic that Biden would even try to take any credit for this happening.
It also should be noted that the “experts” at the State Department had decades to do this and never got it done.
Major point about Israel/UAE Deal you won’t see anywhere else:
The leftists and diplomats who do “peace” for a living and give one another rewards and posh junkets did not get this done. That gang ignored, or actively opposed it.
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) August 13, 2020
Instead, Trump’s team, which has been roundly mocked when it comes to Middle East relations, managed to do something past presidents with far more foreign policy “experience” couldn’t. If you want to see all that progress evaporate, then electing Biden is the way to go. His decision making on foreign policy has been incredibly bad for the last 40 years and nothing has changed.
Meanwhile, noted anti-Semite Rashida Tlaib chimed in to voice her displeasure.
The focus needs to be on promoting solidarity between Palestinians & Israelis who are joining together in struggle to end an apartheid system. We must stand with the people.
This Trump/Netanyahu deal will not alleviate Palestinian suffering—it will further normalize it.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 13, 2020
Oh, so now it’s not about annexation? Good to know. It’s about a non-existent “apartheid,” which is code for a one state solution that allows Israel to be overwhelmed by Hamas supporters. Also, news flash to Tlaib, but not everything revolves around the Palestinians. In fact, this new deal between Israel and the Arab nations is a direct sign that Palestinian influence is waning. To summarize, these nations are tired of their crap and tired of being caught in the middle.
In the end, Iran is the concern. Joe Biden represents a return to Iranian dominance and these nations, including Israel, want nothing to do with that. It’s yet another reason he shouldn’t be president.
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