Bernie Sanders Warns That Pro-Palestinian Protests Turning Into ‘Biden’s Vietnam’

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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) compared the anti-war demonstrations of the 1960s to the protests on college campuses against Israel’s war against Hamas, comparing them to President Biden’s Vietnam War.

“I am thinking back and other people are making this reference that this may be Biden’s Vietnam,” Sanders said during a recent appearance on CNN.

Sanders also expressed support for the president’s statement released this week.

In his initial public address since the commencement of anti-war demonstrations on college campuses, Biden delivered a scathing critique of numerous facets of the protests on Thursday.

He added that the protests have not prompted him to reconsider his Middle Eastern policy.

Sanders recommended that Biden reverse course.

“[Former President] Lyndon Johnson in many respects was a very, very good president. Domestically he brought forth some major pieces of legislation. He chose not to run in ’68 because of opposition to his views on Vietnam, and I worry very much that President Biden is putting himself in a position where he has alienated, not just young people, but a lot of the Democratic base, in terms of his views on Israel and this war,” Sanders said.

Sanders also cautioned against lumping together all demonstrations as antisemitic.

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