Bill Maher Rips Obama For ‘Moral Equivalency’ Between Hamas, Israel: ‘Enough’
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Bill Maher is seen arriving at Arena for Game Six of the Western Conference Semi-Finals of the 2023 NBA Playoffs between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors on May 12, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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Liberal comedian Bill Maher slammed former President Barack Obama on Friday over his recent remarks whitewashing Hamas’ terrorist attacks on Israel by creating a moral equivalency between the terrorist attack and Israel’s response.

Obama said during a podcast appearance that everyone was going to have to “admit” that “nobody’s hands are clean, that all of us are complicit to some degree.”

“I must say I am struggling with people’s moral equivalency, still,” Maher said. “I mean, Barack Obama, who has rarely disappointed me, did so this week. I mean, his statement. I mean, it’s not a horrible statement. But he said, if you want to solve the problem, then you have to take in the whole truth and then you have to admit nobody’s hands are clean.”

“There’s a big difference in collateral damage and what Hamas did,” Maher continued, adding that Israel was opening evacuation corridors every day for seven hours to help tens of thousands of Palestinians evacuate northern Gaza.

“So people say, ‘Oh, wow, big of them,’ Okay. But it is a war that the other side started,” he said. “So interesting when they fire at Israel, it’s a war, and when Israel fires back, it’s a war crime. A little crazy. So — and also, would Hamas do that? Would they give [a] four hour pause? No. No pausing.”

Maher also applauded Israel for firing one of its ministers for suggesting that the country could use nuclear weapons in Gaza.

“And then Israel’s Heritage Minister was asked in an interview about using a nuke on Gaza, and he said that’s one of the possibilities,” he said. “He was fired, not allowed in the cabinet meeting anymore, disavowed by the prime minister. Would that happen in reverse? So enough with the moral equivalencies, please.”

Maher later mentioned that people were “forgetting” that Islamic fanaticism was part of what was going on because “you’re not supposed to talk about that anymore, because if you do, even how, no matter how realistic it is, it becomes Islamophobia.”



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