|From Associated Press|
On the heels of those attempts to appease Palestinian supporters came the assassination of Ayman al-Zawahiri. In its wake, President Biden's speech was replete with assurances regarding his administration's commitment to eliminate terrorists.
We heard him declare:
"The United States continues to demonstrate our resolve and our capacity to defend the American people against those who seek to do us harm. You know, we - we make it clear again tonight that no matter how long it takes, no matter where you hide, if you are a threat to our people, the United States will find you and take you out."
In fact, there is a State Department reward of $5 million for Tamimi's capture. She has been indicted by the Department of Justice and her extradition has been formally demanded. The pieces are all in place for justice to happen.
Then what is the obstacle?
The many excuses we have been fed by politicians and other influencers are patently just that: excuses. From "But Jordan's 'King' would be overthrown" to "the Middle East would implode" to "Israel doesn't want her to be extradited".
So what is the real reason that nobody wants to see our child's murderer, a mass murderer, self-admitted, brought to justice?
We have our conjectures. And they don't speak well for the values and morality of the politicians we confront on both sides of the aisle.