Many House and Senate members are stepping forward with statements in support of Israel’s right of self-defense. Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s reads like a parody of a J Street news release:
I regret the loss of life and look forward to learning the facts from a credible and transparent investigation. This event underscores the urgent need for negotiations designed to achieve an enduring and comprehensive regional peace.
No mention of the injuries to Israeli forces or of Israel’s right of self-defense. Is she now angling for a UN witch hunt? And how, pray tell, will the peace process with Fatah, which has failed for 60 years because of Palestinian rejectionism, help matters? Has Hamas renounced terrorism? It is a statement remarkable — even for Nancy Pelosi — in its dimness. She is plainly shilling for the White House, but the ventriloquists at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. need a more effective dummy.