Posted by | June 6, 2010 11:05 | Filed under: Top Stories

Former VP Dick Cheney’s progeny, Liz Cheney, is attacking the president’s characterization of Israel’s action on the Gaza-bound flotilla as “tragic”.

“Yesterday, President Obama said the Israeli action to stop the flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip was ‘tragic.’ What is truly tragic is that President Obama is perpetuating Israel’s enemies’ version of events…”

Except, what the president says was that the “situation” was “tragic,” including the “loss of life.” Ignored in her effort to blast him is that Obama acknowledged Israel’s “legitimate security concerns.”

As Greg Sargent notes:

This is noteworthy because it shows how little oxygen Obama’s response to the raid has lent to right-wing criticism. Obama has declined to criticize Israeli conduct, has repeatedly alluded to Israel’s right to defend itself, and has not taken a clear stand on whether the administration wants meaningful international involvement in the probe of the whole affair. Not much here to criticize.

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