A compilation of quotations on a variety of issues by national, state and regional writers, well-known personalities, just plain everyday people and from various publications collected by the editors of THE ADVANCE.
Quotes for our Times:
Matt Vespa, Senior Editor at Townhall. com: Biden's security team briefed US Senators on Hamas' Israel attack and drew an unbelievable conclusion.
But there’s no direct Iranian link? The world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, which shares the goal of destroying Israel with Hamas and Hezbollah, didn’t use money and training to help Hamas plan this sophisticated land, sea, and air attack on October 7.
Guys, that dog won’t hunt.
Tim Graham, executive editor of News-Busters and director of media analysis for the Media Research Center: NBC resists 'normalizing' Trump, but not the killers of Hamas.
NBC and the other leftist networks should not pretend that these Palestinian activists on the streets believe in peaceful coexistence with Israel when they want an end to Israel. The Left is always screaming that the media shouldn't 'normalize' and give a platform to Trump. But journalism like this suggests they're fine with 'normalizing' and platforming Hamas.
Byron York, chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner: The RFK Jr. wild card.
On the other hand, a certain style of voter, leaning toward Democrats but dismayed by Biden's age and infirmity, and also inclined to look fondly on the old style of Democratic Party liberalism associated with memories of Bobby Kennedy, might give RFK Jr. a serious look. How many of them are there in the 2024 electorate? Maybe not many. But if the race is between Biden and Trump, an independent candidate could change the race by attracting even a relatively small number of voters. Kennedy has the ability to do just that.
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich: Israel vs. Hamas: There's only one thing Israel must do now to Hamas.
Hamas has proven it is a culture of barbarism.
Hamas has proven it will violate the rules of war and inflict violence, torture, and humiliation on women and children.
An organization which takes hostage a woman who survived the Holocaust is despicable and should be treated as the unthinkably evil system it is. Imagine a childhood surviving the Nazis and in your later years being captured by a new evil.
Now is the time to focus the world’s revulsion against Hamas and implement an explicit strategy of defeating it, destroying it, and replacing it.
Anything less will simply lead to future horrors.