Last week Barack Obama committed one of the most grievous foreign policy atrocities in the history of the Republic. Instead of standing with America's strongest ally in the Middle East, Obama "cut and paste" Hamas' position on a Palestinian state and simply adopted it as his own.
Plenty of other commentators have uncorked Obama over this greatest of foreign policy atrocities.
But we wonder: where do our own Congressman stand on Obama's betrayal?
Bennet and Udall don't have any formal statements on Israel on their websites, but they have signed letters regarding support for Israel. One letter signed by both Udall and Bennet stated:
Israel is our strongest ally in the Middle East and a vibrant democracy. Israel is also a partner to the United States on military and intelligence issues in this critical region. That is why it is our national interest to support Israel at a moment when Israel faces multiple threats from Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the current regime in Iran. Israel's opponents have developed clever diplomatic and tactical ploys to challenge its international standing, whether the effort to isolate Israel at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference or the recent effort to breach the naval blockade around Gaza. We fully support Israel's right to self-defense."
Ed Perlmutter has only one statement about Israel on his website, which states:
“I am disappointed that Hamas unilaterally chose to end the cease fire with Israel, and that they recommenced firing rockets and mortars at Israeli population centers. Since handing control of Gaza to the Palestinian Authority in 2005, Israel has been the victim of over 2000 rocket attacks from Hamas and other terrorist groups. Israel has the right and obligation to defend its citizens against these attacks (Peak emphasis). Hamas has the ability to end the crisis by ceasing further rocket attacks. For the sake of the Palestinian and Israeli people, I call on Hamas to end their attacks and encourage both parties to pursue peace.”
But where are they now when it actually matters to Israel?
Other than Udall, we can't find nary a word about their opinions on Obama's latest foreign policy failure. Udall has denied that forcing indefensible borders on Israel gives a pass to its enemies, but then pivots and admits that it has the possibility to let Hamas, Syria and Iran cause "mischief." No word on whether he supports Obama's plan.
We encourage the press to get all of Colorado's Congressional representatives on the record on this essential issue to Israel and its American supporters.