A Protest Against Biden Over the Gaza War

More from our inbox:

  • Note to Politicians: ‘The Border Is Not a Theater Set’
  • A Deal to Undo Gridlock in Congress

A Listen to Michigan volunteer near a polling place in Dearborn on Tuesday.Credit…Ali Lapetina for The New York Times

To the Editor:

Re “Arab American Fury Toward Biden,” by Charles M. Blow (column, Feb. 29):

While I understand the passion and concern of many Arab Americans for the horrors unfolding in Gaza and share their ire at my tax dollars being used to obliterate innocent civilians by the thousands, I am deeply worried about single-issue fury justifying not voting for Democratic leaders.

Donald Trump has never indicated the slightest interest in or concern for the plight of the Palestinian people. His interests lie more in making deals to accrue personal power or make money.

But my real concern is for freedom, for environmental stewardship, for American global leadership, for standing up to tyrants, for supporting experts who actually know how to govern. They may be cast aside on a pyre of righteous anger on a single issue that will lead to a cascade of disastrous outcomes for our society, for Ukrainians and for the democratic-leaning world.

The price of ceding our nation’s leadership to Mr. Trump and the regressive religious and social forces that fuel his popularity is just too high. Keep fighting, keep protesting, but please don’t bring down the diverse, free society that enables us all to fight for what we believe.

Sally Peabody
Peabody, Mass.

To the Editor:

I understand and sympathize with the views expressed by the Arab Americans who feel that they have been betrayed by President Biden over his approach to the war in Gaza.

But I have to ask: Is there any reason to believe that Donald Trump, if he were the current president, would be standing up to Benjamin Netanyahu over the war? While president, Mr. Trump enabled Mr. Netanyahu at every turn.

Related Articles

Back to top button