What kind of ally refuses to send you desperately needed weapons when you’re smack in the middle of a war?
Apparently, that’s what the Obama folks did with Israel, which is caught up fighting with Hamas. It’s unforgivable.
The decision came, it seems, after White House officials learned that, unbeknownst to them, Israel had gotten mortar shells and grenade-illuminating rounds from the Pentagon to use against Hamas, as The Wall Street Journal reported last week.
Officials say they were “blind-sided” by the transfer. But it turns out that it was done as a matter of routine: No OK by the president or secretary of state was needed.
Still, the White House suddenly put all future transfers on hold, including a scheduled shipment of Hellfire missiles. And it ordered the Pentagon to consult with the executive branch and State Department before approving any future requests.