Former President Barack Obama whitewashed the Islamic terrorist attack that Hamas committed against Israel last month where terrorists murdered 1,400 Israelis, wounded 5,300, and kidnapped more than 240 people.
Obama made the remarks during an appearance on the leftist podcast “Pod Save America” late this week, according to a preview clip released by the podcast.
He said that the only way to act constructively to achieve some sort of results for peace between Israel and the Palestinians was to admit that the situation was complex and “maintaining what on the surface may seem contradictory ideas, that what Hamas did was horrific, and there’s no justification for it.”
“And what is also true is that the occupation, and what’s happening to Palestinians is unbearable,” Obama claimed, even though Israel has been out of Gaza for many years prior to the October 7 massacre. “And what is also true is that there is a history of the Jewish people that may be dismissed unless your grandparents or your great grandparents, or your uncle or your aunt tell you stories about the madness of anti-Semitism.”
“And what is true is that there are people right now who are dying, who have nothing to do with what Hamas did,” he said in an attempt to demonize Israel without noting that Hamas uses Palestinian civilians as human shields.
“And the problem with the social media and trying TikTok activism and trying to debate this on that, is you can’t speak the truth. You can pretend to speak the truth, you can speak one side of the truth,” he said. “And in some cases, you can try to maintain your moral innocence. But that won’t solve the problem. And so, if you want to solve the problem, then you have to take in the whole truth.”
Obama then whitewashed the terrorism that Hamas and other Islamic terrorist groups inflict on Israel by saying that everyone was going to have to “admit” that “nobody’s hands are clean, that all of us are complicit to some degree.”
He said that people were going to have to “speak to somebody on the other side and listen to them and understand what they are talking about” in order to save children from being killed.
President @BarackObama on the violence in Gaza.
Full interview out Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/U42Jy2Aa4y
— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) November 4, 2023