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Obama on Gaza

Speaking at a press conference about the war in Gaza, President Obama seemed tired and a little dispirited. And perhaps he was overly optimistic about what can be achieved after a ceasefire. But I think his understanding of Israel’s right to defend itself, and of Hamas’s responsibility for breaking the latest ceasefire, and for the current fighting and civilian suffering, comes through clearly enough.

At any rate I hope (vainly) that the fools who suggest Obama is somehow siding with Hamas over Israel in order to ingratiate himself with Iran (or some such nonsense) will knock it off.