Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress this morning to address the imminent nuclear deal between the world powers and Iran. He sees this deal as furthering Iran’s goal toward building a bomb.
Netanyahu was given a bust of Winston Churchill prior to his speech because Churchill is the only other foreign official who addressed Congress three times. Interestingly, Barack Obama had returned a bust of Winston Churchill to Britain when he assumed office.
Remarks made by Benjamin Netanyahu were clear.
The deal doesn’t stop Iran from getting the bomb, it paves the way for them to get the bomb.
This isn’t a farewell to arms, it’s a farewell to arms control.
If Iran wants to be treated like a normal country, let them act like a normal country.
The alternative to this bad deal is a much better deal.
Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand.
Prime Minister Netanyahu showed us what courage and ethical leadership is.
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The Democrats who didn’t attend came out to protect Barack Obama by attacking Speaker Boehner and Prime Minister Netanyahu. They didn’t like Obama and his secret talks being questioned. Barack Obama wants to continue in secret but this address brings it to the fore.
They made it clear that they don’t want opposing viewpoints presented.
Democrat Rep. John Yarmuth called Netanyahu’s speech “condescending”, “fear mongering”, and “straight out of the Dick Cheney’s playbook”.
Using Cheney was a politicization of the speech, something the Democrats accused Netanyahu of doing.
He made it a personal attack on Netanyahu and said they understand how to thwart the Iranian threat. They are trying to divide the Israeli people against Netanyahu in advance of the Israeli election.
Yarmuth put words in Netanyahu’s mouth, saying that he wanted “a perfect deal” and compared him to a “child”.
The opposite was true. He seemed to say that as long as there is no sunset clause, they could live with it.
Some Democrats were vicious, condescending, and disrespectful. The attack was typical Alinsky – they used ridicule to diminish the opposition. PM Netanyahu had the right to express his opinion since it is his country that is in immediate danger of extinction.
They must have consulted. Nancy Pelosi said much the same thing as Yarmuth and staged a dramatic display of frenetic reactions during the speech, Much like a tragic Greek heroine, she tore from the congressional chamber near tears.
“I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech – saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5+1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation,” she said.
In addition to the disgraceful display by Yarmuth, Rep. Price said a “dangerous” precedent was set “when one party can invite a foreign politician to publicly oppose the policies of a sitting president on the House floor.”
In other words, it’s dangerous to have a foreign leader express a different opinion before the American public. It is okay, however, for a foreign leader to lobby Congress.
Yesterday, in a letter to the editor, a naval commander, Charles K. Devitt, said this about Yarmuth’s boycott of the Netanyahu speech:
Regarding Congressman John Yarmuth’s boycott of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress: Rep. Yarmuth takes his place beside the Mussolini sycophants who boycotted the plea before the League of Nations in 1936 of Emperor Haile Selassie for help against the destruction of his nation. Yarmuth shames us, but worse, his own and his leader’s actions endanger us. ~ CHARLES K. DEVITT, CDR, MC, USNR (Ret.) – Louisville 40207
Yarmuth is a Progressive who has ties to the far-left.
President Obama, childishly, meanly and spitefully, said he didn’t watch Netanyahu’s speech but he did have a chance to look at the transcript and “there was nothing new.”