Biden Compares Build Back Better Agenda to Hanukkah

( Last week, President Joe Biden injected politics and lies into his Hanukkah address.

In his remarks during the White House’s menorah lighting, President Biden launched into a completely fictional account about the time he supposedly served as a liaison between Israel and Egypt during the 1967 Six-Day War.

Like most of Joe’s fantastical tales, none of it is true.

In 1967, Golda Meir was not the Prime Minister of Israel, Levi Eshkol was. Meir didn’t become prime minister until 1968.

In 1967, Joe Biden was not a Senator. He was a mediocre law student at Syracuse University. He didn’t graduate from law school until 1968, finishing 76th in a class of 85 students.

Biden defenders were quick to point out that Joe just misspoke. He accidentally said the Six-Day War when he meant the Yom Kippur War of 1973. Perhaps. But even cutting him a little slack and believing he mixed the two wars up doesn’t make his story any less dishonest.

Joe claimed that he was acting as a liaison between Israel and Egypt and that’s why he was there. But even that is a lie.

Joe had been a US Senator for ten months when he went to Israel in 1973. He wasn’t a liaison to anyone. Instead, he was just a freshman Senator visiting Israel. And while he did meet with Golda Meir during his trip, the Israelis didn’t think much of the upstart Senator from Delaware.

Last fall, the Times of Israel reported that a recently declassified memo revealed new details about Biden’s 1973 trip to Israel. And let’s just say, Joe wasn’t “liaison” material.

According to the memo, the new Senator got a bit bossy with Prime Minister Golda Meir and accused Israel of “creeping annexation” after the Six-Day War. He told Meir that Israel should take a step toward peace with the Arabs by giving back all the territory they gained during the Six-Day War.

The memo recounts that Biden attacked the Nixon administration and accused Nixon of being controlled by Israel. He told Meir that Nixon’s relationship with Israel made it hard for the Senate to have a real debate on Middle East peace because Senators were afraid of offending Jewish voters.

In recounting his impressions of the upstart Senator, the memo writer adds that, despite Biden saying he was there to learn, the freshman Senator “made comments that signaled his lack of diplomatic experience.”

When President Biden wrapped up his remarks last week, he decided to compare his ridiculous “Build Back Better” agenda to the Hanukkah story.

Yeah, really.

He closed his speech by comparing the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabees to the destruction of “our democracy.” And if the Temple of Jerusalem could be rebuilt, so too could America “build back better.”