Biden mocked for failed attempt to deter Iran from attacking Israel: 'So much for don't'

President Biden is facing heavy criticism and mockery over his failed attempt to deter Iran from carrying out an attack against Israel on Sunday.

Prior to Iran's attack, Biden had simply told the country "don't," without offering any consequences are warnings. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted the move on Friday, barely a day before Iran would ignore Biden's statement and launch 300 missiles and drones toward Israel.

“Well, he said don’t multiple times and don’t isn’t a national security policy,” Pompeo said at the time. “It’s not even a deterrent.”

"So much for 'Don't,'" he wrote in a follow-up tweet on Saturday.

"When your Secretary of State declares near moral equivalence between good, our ally Israel, and evil, the Islamic Republic, you get bad guys wreaking destruction," he added. "Susan and I are praying for the people of Israel and our military warriors in the region."

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman took a similar tone, but also went after Biden for granting Iran sanctions relief.

"About six months ago, Biden looked Hezbollah and Iran in the proverbial eye and said 'Don’t.' Since then, Hezbollah has attacked Israel daily, almost 100,000 Israelis have been displaced from their homes in the North with no idea when they will return, Iran has received $26 billion in sanctions relief and the US carrier strike forces have sailed away. US policy here is weak, confused and unproductive," he said.

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