Wall Street Journal columnist Walter Russell Mead argued that former President Barack Obama's policies with Iran led to the current Hamas war against Israel.
The policies were later rejected by former President Donald Trump and later re-instituted by President Joe Biden.
— Janet Wilson (@sargeone50) October 17, 2023
"The truth is simple. Iran is at war with Israel and with the U.S. It does not seek compromise or accommodation," Mead wrote.
"It does not want its interests respected or its grievances redressed. It wants what it says it wants: a holocaust in Israel and the destruction of the U.S." he added.
The appeasement of Iran remains at the center of America's Middle East strategy. It's a historic blunder and the costs and risks continue to grow. https://t.co/idB7sYaaGK
— Walter Russell Mead (@wrmead) October 16, 2023
"Notably, President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the weak Iran nuclear deal, applied a policy of “maximum pressure” to Iran through sanctions, and ordered the killing of Iranian terror general Qasem Soleimani — for which Biden criticized him," Breitbart News reported.
"Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and other Republicans are calling for a freeze on the $6 billion that the Biden administration promised to Iran as part of a recent deal to free American hostages," it continued.
I’m leading the effort to block Biden’s $6B ransom to Iran, and send a message to the world that America stands with Israel.
Iran was clear — they will use this money however they want.
You cannot make a good deal with a bad actor, especially one funding Hamas.
— Tim Scott (@votetimscott) October 17, 2023
Republican presidential candidate and Sen. Tim Scott (FL) joined a growing number of lawmakers to block funding to Iran.
"I’m leading the effort to block Biden’s $6B ransom to Iran, and send a message to the world that America stands with Israel," he posted to X.
"Iran was clear — they will use this money however they want. You cannot make a good deal with a bad actor, especially one funding Hamas," he stated.
The policies have been in place for years, however, that have led to arming Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon to attack Israel.
The call for change now comes too late as many have died in Israel, including over two dozen Americans, at the hands of terrorism funded by Iran.