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(63,227 posts)
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 05:38 PM Oct 2023

Poll Should President Biden Go To Israel?

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Poll Should President Biden Go To Israel? (Original Post) bdamomma Oct 2023 OP
Sneak in................................ Lovie777 Oct 2023 #1
Unlike bdamomma Oct 2023 #7
Leader of the free world.................. Lovie777 Oct 2023 #13
it's a tough bdamomma Oct 2023 #14
Especially not if Gymbag becomes 3rd in line Blue Owl Oct 2023 #2
Sure. BlueTsunami2018 Oct 2023 #3
I think people are concerned with Biden's safety, Elessar Zappa Oct 2023 #4
He went to Ukraine. BlueTsunami2018 Oct 2023 #5
He didn't announce it Polybius Oct 2023 #16
It is too unsafe. Biden would be a prime target and wnylib Oct 2023 #6
nt bdamomma Oct 2023 #8
This message was self-deleted by its author BannonsLiver Oct 2023 #17
It's probably a combo BannonsLiver Oct 2023 #19
RWNJ's say Joe's a clone. usonian Oct 2023 #9
Maybe bdamomma Oct 2023 #11
Yes. He strongly supports Israel and a visit now would send a message to Israel's enemies. nt LexVegas Oct 2023 #10
It's also a reaffirmation of US as a world leader lostnfound Oct 2023 #22
He should do what he thinks is right and safe to do. Maru Kitteh Oct 2023 #12
Yeah bdamomma Oct 2023 #15
Exactly. Jerusalem is way more secure than much of DC Recycle_Guru Oct 2023 #24
If he goes why the hell are they telling the world when? How stupid is that? KewlKat Oct 2023 #18
very irresponsible bdamomma Oct 2023 #20
Secretary Blinken can handle the in-person stuff. milestogo Oct 2023 #21
He should and he will Recycle_Guru Oct 2023 #23
Amen Bucky Oct 2023 #25


(63,227 posts)
7. Unlike
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 05:54 PM
Oct 2023

Ukraine when President Biden went there it wasn't publicized. I could be wrong, but he was a train for a length of time. And it was a surprise to me when they showed him with President Zelenskyy.

Damn keep it a secret. It's too freaking dangerous, and my opinion I don't trust Netanyahu.


(11,458 posts)
13. Leader of the free world..................
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 06:31 PM
Oct 2023

go against the odds, even at 80.

Ya want freedom, it takes courage.

That's history. Sometime they don't won't the young to learn.


(63,227 posts)
14. it's a tough
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 06:50 PM
Oct 2023

call, but knowing what a mess the Congress is in without no speaker, again it's a tough call.

Blue Owl

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2. Especially not if Gymbag becomes 3rd in line
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 05:47 PM
Oct 2023

Jesus fucking Christ what a terrifying thought that is...


(3,430 posts)
3. Sure.
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 05:49 PM
Oct 2023

Showing solidarity with Israel wouldn’t be a bad thing.

Surprised the voting is so lopsided against it. Is it because of Netanyahu?


(3,430 posts)
5. He went to Ukraine.
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 05:52 PM
Oct 2023

No one seemed to worry about that. Why is this different? I’m sure he’ll have security out the wazoo.


(21,146 posts)
6. It is too unsafe. Biden would be a prime target and
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 05:54 PM
Oct 2023

Last edited Mon Oct 16, 2023, 08:19 PM - Edit history (1)

you can be sure that Hamas would try to get him. They fired missiles at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv when Blinken met with Netanyahu. What do you think they would do to Biden?

Response to wnylib (Reply #6)


(16,035 posts)
19. It's probably a combo
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 07:43 PM
Oct 2023

I think some probably object to the show of support for Israel and some are actually worried about security.

Maru Kitteh

(28,299 posts)
12. He should do what he thinks is right and safe to do.
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 06:11 PM
Oct 2023

I trust his judgement as it is not his first rodeo.

If he wants, then yes, he should. I wish it were not so, but it could easily make a sizeable difference


(63,227 posts)
15. Yeah
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 06:58 PM
Oct 2023

It's his call. Last night, I was a wreck learning about this visit after reading a thread here. I felt very uneasy.


(2,973 posts)
24. Exactly. Jerusalem is way more secure than much of DC
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 08:46 PM
Oct 2023

having said that, keep Kamala in a bunker with armed guards.


(63,227 posts)
20. very irresponsible
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 07:56 PM
Oct 2023

to report the President's strategic plans to a war zone. No not a good idea. We are in a very precarious situation due to the House vote for Speaker. But I'm not in his cabinet.


(53,515 posts)
25. Amen
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 10:47 PM
Oct 2023

It would be out of character for him to go there on a whim, to go there without a plan to use his presence to get Israel back on track to proportional response. It's a hysterical Netanyahu government is managing this crisis so poorly.

It's a little bit of a gamble to extend his prestige on this issue. Whatever happens in Gaza is bound to be a shit show and there's little to gain in ameliorating the devastating consequences that are bound to cascade all over the region. But Joe ain't the kind of guy who won't try to save a few lives just because the risks outweigh the rewards

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