The White House Comes Under Fire in the Wait for a Drone Attack Response

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The world is waiting to see what response President Biden has to the drone strike that killed three US Army soldiers in the Middle East on Sunday. Biden’s detractors, however, claim the President is worrying too much about shoring up his poll numbers as his re-election bid starts up, rather than protecting American troops and interests abroad. WOR White House correspondent Jon Decker was in the press room after the attack. He joined 710 WOR’s Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning program to discuss the heated questions the Biden Administration heard on Monday.

“I thought the questioning went a little bit too far,” Decker told Berman and Riedel. “Is the administration aware that their poll numbers are weaker in places like Michigan, which has a large Arab-American population and is displeased with other policies post-October 7th? Yeah, they’re aware of that. Is it affecting how the Biden Administration will respond to this attack killing three Americans? I don’t think so. I think that they’ll figure it all out, but the focus for the commander-in-chief should be protecting Americans. That should be the sole focus.”

To the Biden detractors clamoring for an immediate response, Decker contends that no response should be hastily whipped up. “The Pentagon [indicated] yesterday, as did the White House… that the US will respond at a time and manner of our choosing, so it may not happen today, it may not happen tomorrow. I think you really have to figure out what type of target you’re going to go after, and whether that target’s going to be inside Iranian territory, which is what some Republicans like Senator Lindsey Graham are recommending.”

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