It looks like Qatar got a good deal when it bought the Democratic Party. Too bad some of its merchandise is defective.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says the United States must look to Qatar, an ally of the terrorist group Hamas, for advice in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
War is a deadly thing,” Pelosi said on Sunday, speaking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“And I have many Palestinians who live in my district, and I am hearing them regularly about how their families are affected who live in the region. It’s a terrible thing. But let me just say that any missile that comes from someplace has a return address. And if Israel is responding to that address, then that’s a shame that the Palestinians are …rumored to be using children and families as shields for their missiles.”
Pelosi said the first thing to do is to “avoid conflict” that “Hamas initiated.”
“[T]his has to be something where we try to have the two-state solution, that we have to support… (Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud) Abbas and his role as a leader there. We have to support Iron Dome to protect the Israelis from the missiles. We have to support the Palestinians and what they need. And we have to confer with the Qataris, who have told me over and over again that Hamas is a humanitarian organization, maybe they could use their influence to –
This doesn’t even look like it contains a coherent and consistent train of thought.
1. Israel has a right to defend itself
2. Hamas is bad
3. Qatar says Hamas is good
4. We should work with Qatar
Pelosi is tossing out all sorts of semi-random thoughts. War is bad. The Iron Dome is good. A Two State Solution is good. None of it adds up to a consistent whole. It’s like Pelosi is a strange creature made up entirely of stray thoughts and talking points that don’t add up to anything.
She’s fine is you talk to her about income inequality or birth control. Those are simple topics with simple talking points. Here where she’s being asked to choose, she’s unable to do it. Instead like a sputtering engine, she tosses out random talking points meant to reassure everyone. Some of those talking points are pro-Israel. Others aren’t.