To "Tekakaromatagi" you missed one critical piece of information.The Palestinians do NOT want peace. They want to see Israel destroyed,
and all Jews killed.Tell us, how do you make peace with somebody who
wants you dead?
@Baccus:"negotiations for peace would be in a better footing if PM
Netanyahu would show some level of respect for the Palestinian people and stop
settling in territories involved in the peace talks."Absolutely
right.Israel wants peace with the Palestinians. But they want
settlements more.Israel wants to be secure from Iran. But they want
settlements more.It is their political system. Small extremist
parties have an undue influence because they can throw their support to a
candidate so he has a majority. If Netanyahu decided to make peace with the
Palestinians and stop settlements, he would be out.So to remain as
prime minister he has to sell his soul, or rather, the only people who can be
prime minister are the ones who are willing to sell their souls.We
are kind of becoming like Israel, but it is not the fault of the founders. They
got it right. We've just found out a way to mess up the system.We do need to have morality or capitalism will collapse because of its
excessees. (Hey! I am talking from opposite sides of the political spectrum and
at the same time.)
President Obama's words: "If Iran does not have some sense that
sanctions will be removed, it will not have an interest in avoiding the path
that it's currently on." Does this mean that President Obama trusts a
nation whose leader wants to annihilate Israel? This is the nation whose
"spiritual" leader has called us the Great Satan. What I'm reading
in regard to Obama's words is that Israel has about a 10 year moratorium
before they are destroyed with nuclear weapons. By then, Obama will be many
years out of the picture, and the president at that time will be to blame. I
watched the speech, and I saw a leader of Israel who loves his country, loves
democracy, and was pleading with his friends in the U.S. to help him. I
don't believe for a minute that his speech was politically motivated.
To "Ernest T. Bass" what planet do you live on?Clinton
fought against the Republicans, and refused to sign the budgets that were
proposed that balanced the budget. In order to get Clinton to sign the budget
they had to go into deficit spending. So, I wouldn't give Clinton that
one.Reagan averaged $200 billion, Bush I averaged $283 billion,
Clinton averaged $200 billion, Bush II averaged $400 billion deficits.Obama is on track to average $1 Trillion for his yearly deficits.So, explain how Obama's deficit is closer to zero than Reagan, Bush I, or
Bush II.How do you justify $1 Trillion deficits with nothing to show
for it, not even a war?
Badger: Without any doubt, the biggest deficit spenders since 1980 have been
republicans. Clinton & Obama have come much closer to a balance budget than
Reagan, Bush I & Bush II. It's not even close.And you cannot
begin to justify the cost of those wars.
Badger,Are you sending your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews to
your proposed "cheaper" war?Or...just the "other young
Hey BadgerBadger -"So we haven't gone to war. Why the 7.4
trillion dollar debt for this president, in only 6 years no less. "What do YOU think? Did you forget about the Multiple Disasters of the
preceding administration?The devastation left by Republicans is
EXTREMELY expensive to repair.I guess you conveniently forgot about
that.Or you are in the depths of DENIAL? . . . A favorite Freudian
Defense Mechanism employed by "Conservatives" when they realize their
whole reason for being is completely unsupported by reality.
Mr Bass - "If only we had a great president, we could have added another 2
trillion to the deficit by invading Iran a long time ago."So we
haven't gone to war. Why the 7.4 trillion dollar debt for this president,
in only 6 years no less. War would be cheaper than this so called
president, and safer than a nuclear Iran too.
If only we had a great president, we could have added another 2 trillion to the
deficit by invading Iran a long time ago. And it would have ended so well, just
like the last two middle eastern nations the US invaded. I recall
Netanyahu promising how much more stable the Middle East would be once Saddam
was gone. He even said Iran may collapse in the void. I really think the US
should do everything Israel wants. Plus we should continue to give them billions
of fight their wars for them.Did I get that right, conservatives?
To "Carl Behle" we can't help it that the Democrats (party of NO)
are so anti-semetic. We try to vote them out, but they are just so good at
deceit that most people don't vote them out. I wouldn't call Pelosi
almost crying, or boycotting the speech "rousing", but that is your
To "FT" and what world are you seeing that is safer? We have replace Al
Qaeda, that had a small footprint, and did not claim any land of their own with
ISIS that is out there burning people alive, and killing any foreign person they
capture. Obama has destabilized the Mideast, and pulled troops out of Iraq
despite Iraq wanting them to stay and eliminate ISIS.Obama has
offended the PM of England and Israel and multiple occasions. On top of that,
he has also strained relations between the US and much of Europe. Putin laughs
at Obama, and has no fear of US intervention in anything he does.To
those that think Iran will abide by any treaty, do you honestly think that Iran
will be honest with us? You seem to forget that in 2003 all of the news outlets
were reporting that Iran broke the nuclear treaties it had with us then. The
same people were running Iran then as are running it now, and you think they
will abide by whatever deal Kerry makes with them?
Net's in town shaking down the regressive re-Publican money tree for more
entitlements.Sabre rattling redux.Works every time with
rgeressives.Yawn.C'est la vie.
Ignorance breeds disaster.
I don't think the issue with progressives is that confounding. It is not a
Jewish issue it is an Israeli issue. The claim by some, and definitely some in
the progressive community is that Israel is engaging in human rights violations
and oppression. That opinion is decades old.It is obvious to me that
Pro-Israel, anti-Palestinian, Pro-Palestinian, and anti-Israel groups are all
taking to social media to spread a lot of propaganda for their side, and some in
the news media are loving to pick it up and run with it to further their own
agenda. There are other options besides war.As far as I'm
concerned, neither side has remotely shown that they are ready for peace or for
anything but to keep arguing about who has done what to whom. The only argument
available is which side is being less destructive and immature and I don't
think that is an argument worth my time. IMO, until they can act like adults
they can go to their rooms and leave the rest of us in peace and not drag
everyone else into their drama.
Netanyahu suggests no workable alternative other than war on Iran. And surely those who are beating the war drum on this thread will immediately
volunteer their children to fight in a hopeless, bloody quagmire that will kill
tens of thousands of Americans, cost trillions, and impoverish both them and us.
Yes a bad deal does put them on the path to a nuclear bomb and so does no deal.
Netanyahu always claims Iran wants to whip Israeli of the map yet I see nothing
in his behaviors that suggest he does not want to do the same to not only Iran
but also Palestine. Obviously we all want to protect Israel but we need to stop
pretending that Netanyahu's behaviors are not a significant barrier to
I watched the speech and Bibi hit it out of the park. He outlined the myopia of
U.S. Foreign policy toward Iran. Happy Harry looked a bit uncomfortable since
he's the water boy for Obama. Pelosi looked like she swallowed a very sour
candy.Iran is a terrorist state that supports terrorism all over the
world. There is no question about that. The mullahs are not in the least
interested in getting along.
The American Left is moving away from Israel. Obama sees Israel as a liability
in its foreign policy, whatever that is. He seems to be cozying up to Islam at
every turn, throwing Christians and Jews under the bus in the process.From the Cairo speech to the Prayer Breakfast, Obama is making his feelings
known.Just so he knows, Obama does not speak for me.
Wow, the world view of the conservatives is saaaaaaaary. Their view
has two choices "crushing" sanctions, and war.They have no
clue or choose to forget that when Bush took office the Iranians had fewer than
a hundred centrifuges, and offered to reduce them more, but remember Bushy
wouldn't talk to the axis of evil so he imposed sanctions instead. After 8
years Obama inherited an Iran with thousands of centrifuges. Good job Georgy
you're brilliant.This is what the President is referring to
when he says we know that sanctions alone don't have the desired effect.
That leaves us with war. A war that would be far more a kin to
world war II than the Iraq war. That's why Netanyahu has a 20% approval
rating in his own country. Good job Boehner, you're brilliant.
@ worf, boycotting the speech is exactly what I want from my elected leaders.
It was a partisan political stunt intended to influence voters in Israel and
divide the U.S.
Sven, it was Bush who destabilized the Middle East with his false claims of
weapons of mass destruction. The loss of thousands of American lives followed
that. Our current President got us out of war and has saved thousands of young
lives due to his actions. The destabilization was Bush's deal, and his
alone. DN, this speech was a political deal with the Republicans
trying to undermine our duly elected President. It was wrong on their part and
it shows the desperation of the do nothing GOP. They have no solutions. If their
solution is to allow us to be pulled into yet another war that isn't what
the majority of American want. This was a dog and pony show. It
brought nothing new to the table. Shame on the GOP for causing yet another rift
that could drag us into war, and then we will kill more of our own.
GOP leaders did show some savvy in that they chose this day to slip the approved
DHS bill over to the White House for signing. Otherwise their leadership style
remains little more than a reactionary stance to whatever the President is for.
Sometimes I wonder if without him they'd have any identity at all.
Sad that a leader of another country has to provide leadership to the world
about what is morally right and wrong. I find it amazing that so many Americans
such as many on this message board will defend poor strategy and decisions
because he is "your guy." What an embarrassment our current president is
to this great country.
@GaryO,You're really stuck in the "Republican vs
Democrat" mud hole.If Obama was a Republican, I'd feel the
same way.As long as Obama is a Democrat, you follow like a like
puppy. No questions asked.
Hey Worf -" Skipping is unexceptable, and the commander should
either be written up, or fired."You're going to fire Obama?
Didn't you Republicans try that already in 2012? How did that
work out?And what makes you think America's Commander in Chief
should be compelled to do the bidding of a foreign leader?Obama is
NOT a "Conservative" Republican. He's a Democrat and a patriot.
He's not going to let Netanyahu boss him around. Get used to
it.Hey Patriot -"I really do wish Mr. Netanyahu was
our president."Well . . . Apply for citizenship in Israel. They
will probably take you if you're Jewish. Otherwise you might as
well stay here . . . Where we accept the tired, the poor, and the huddled
masses yearning to breathe free . . . And of course the wretched refuse from
teeming shores, and the homeless, and tempest-tossed.Well most of us
do. But "Conservatives" frown on the idea.
Hardliners like Netanyahu only make matters worse. When will we ever learn that
aggression is not the solution to every problem. Diplomacy is hands down the
better way—really a no brainer. After all, reconciliation, mediation and
resolution of differences are all defining qualities of Christ, to whom we look
as the way of truth and light. Extremism and belligerence to me are a rejection
of Him. If we are a Christian nation, why don’t we act like it, rather
than throwing our lot in with those who lack the concept of a middle way?But what then, might we ask, of supposed constitutional wavering ,
Benghazi, the I.R.S. affair, and on and on? Are we to stand idly by? Here I
would only point out the obvious, that choosing a culprit on these issues is
clearly more partisan than real. Truth is we all believe what we are wont to
believe and find what we look for. We might consider our personal, perhaps
unconscious motives for assessing blame, and falsely scapegoating the president.
Not only is it wrong but unquestionably harmful for ourselves, Utah and the
Our political leaders are employees of the people.Missing a meeting
with Netanyahu was childish. We didn't employ these people to walk out, and
skip. Whether they agreed with him or not, you do your job.
Skipping is unexceptable, and the commander should either be written up, or
This foreign leader has been playing the Iran card for 25 years. Literally. It
is his scare tactic to gain political power. Seems to work.
How unseemly is it that members of Congress submit to the leader of a foreign
nation, one who actually wants war with Iran. Under the Constitution, the
President is responsible for foreign affairs, not the Speaker, not Congress, and
not Netanyahu. I would love to see Republicans who claim to adhere to the
Constitution and criticize the President for deviating from it defend themselves
on this one. This is nothing but a political stunt by a foreign politician and
by the Republicans. There is not one iota of dignity or statesmanship in this
fiasco. Further, we don't even know the terms of a potential agreement with
Iran. Here's the deal: Netanyahu wants the U.S. to charge back into war in
the Middle East, and the Republicans are anxious to do it. Rep. Chaffetz has
been quoted in the SL Tribune that he would bomb Iran, apparently with little
thought to the consequences. Utah votes for these people?
what a great speech by a great leader. The best speech given in the House
chamber in over 7 years by far. I really do wish Mr. Netanyahu was our
president. Someone we could respect.
It makes me sick to see the rousing response our representatives give a foreign
leader just to, in my opinion, thumb their noses at the President. The party of
"NO" ought to be ashumed of themselves. All Netanyahu is trying to do
is bring his own agenda here, and to help his re-election campaign. These people
appear to be a bunch of little pouting kids who can't get their
It's odd how liberals were just terrified of a nuclear holocaust back when
Ronald Reagan had his hand on the old nuclear trigger. But with Iran's
nuclear ambitions they are so ambivalent. "Who cares if they say they want a
nuclear weapon so they can destroy Israel and the Great Satan? And who cares if
our only reliable ally in the Middle East is annihilated? I have a coexist
bumper sticker on my car so I know I'll be ok after the EMP attack"
Can anyone tell me why the democrats and the president are so cold to Israel and
Jews everywhere in the world? We are the party that stands up for minorities,
and Israel is definitely the minority in their part of the world. Why not stand
up for them, both as a country, and as minorities in other countries.
Somebody had to say it.A pity that some American didn't have
the spine to stand up in his/her own Congress and say it.
A few points - First, Mr. Netanyahu was invited here as an insult to the
President of the United States by congressional leaders. This was a violation
of protocol that has shocked many across the world. Mr. Netanyahu knew it and
knows it. This was all about politics.Second - Barak Obama was
elected by the people in this nation as the President. We have the freedom to
speak and disagree. If you don't like him, please at least have respect
for the President of the United States. Do you remember what many of you called
those who disagreed with the politics of President Bush? If you are going to
bad mouth the President, please get your facts straight.Third - I
have seen the "sainted" name of President Reagan mentioned in this
thread. He would be appalled at the disrespect and hatred shown the current
President of the United States. Exercise your freedom of speech,
but please, show some respect and dignity.
Obama's cutting a deal with the devil if he goes through with this. Iran
is the largest sponsor of international terrorism and the US should be doing
everything possible to confine this horrid regime; not giving it license for
another holocaust. There ignorance of some of these post in regards to what will
happen if the US does not prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon is
appalling Remember folks, after Israel, we are Iran's next most hated
nation! This is 1938 all over again, only this time the consequences will be
1000 times more devastating.
Baccus0902,"....Mr. Netanyahu came and talked to Congress....
The End."______________________________That might be how
it's remembered. The Prime Minister went for rhetorical effect but he made
no case. He called it a bad deal although the outline of a possible deal is yet
to be announced.The speech was a hit with far right Republicans. For
Netanyahu, that might be as good as it gets if Israeli voters two weeks from now
don’t let him hang onto his job.
@ordinaryfolks. Nice to see your look at both sides. You seem to be saying
that on the one hand Netanyahu selectively uses facts (remind us, which facts he
is not mentioning?), has conservative friends (just...not cool), and was not
polite enough to wait for President Obama's personal invitation to come and
speak to a joint-session of Congress. On the other hand, you also
seem to be saying that Netanyahu has a lot of facts that bolster his case
against a US-Iran deal, and the facts seem to demand urgency in getting his
message to as many influential American leaders as possible.With
your explanation of both sides of the issue, perhaps we can excuse
Netanyahu's brazenness given the fact that Iran's current leadership
has said they are dedicated to wiping Israel off the face of the earth, and may
soon be "a year away" (President Obama's words) from having the
means to do so.
@ Mapledon:You wrote:"Netanyahu's comments aside,
Obama has proven himself no friend. And Democratic legislators' behavior
also suggests significant anti-Semitic sentiment within the party Jewish
Americans are closely connected to."Don't you find your
comment "contradictory"? Now, if you think criticizing Israel's
policies is to be Anti-Semitic. I would suggest for you to re-evaluate your
definition. After all Arabs and Iranians can trace their roots back to
"Shem" father of the Semites. Democrats want peace for
Palestinian and Israelies. We are not Anti-Semitic we are pro-human beings. Is
not that complicated really! The world is Not divided between Good or Bad, Black
or White, there are many, shades and variances of many people and ideas among
Being Friend or Foe of Israel "shouldn't" have any bearing in being
a good or bad Amwerican.Personally, I think Israel is a good ally to
have in the Middle East. However, negotiations for peace would be in a better
footing if PM Netanyahu would show some level of respect for the Palestinian
people and stop settling in territories involved in the peace talks. To support
Israel shouldn't have to require compromising our principles for global
peace.To all the Netanyahu lovers here I would like to ask. Do you
think Israel loves the U.S. with the same committment that "you" love
them? Or wouldn't you think that Israel only "uses" the U.S.A. for
their security needs?I am an American, therefore, I put the U.S.A.
interest first. The U.S.A. is the only superpower in the world and our vision
should always be more global than the vision of a minuscule country as Israel.
But I'm sure some here will not understand, nor agree with that.Mr. Netanyahu came and talked to Congress.... The End. President
Obama continues being the Leader of the free world. Life is good!
Most posters here seem not to realize that Iran is a Shiite nation, a sect which
ISIS is determined to obliterate in order to "purify" Islam. When it
comes to fighting ISIS, Iran will be on the same side as the US. Going to war
with Shiites will play into the narrative of ISIS and serve their ends quite
Hey Mountanman -"President Bush, your country needs you again!
The world needs you!"Do we? So . . . Do you have any particular
nation you want to invade and occupy? . . . Or should we invade them all?We should probably start with Canada. We haven't invaded them since
the War of 1812, and it's high time we start showing people who's
really the boss in the North America. Besides, the terrorist attacks up there
show beyond a doubt that their government is just not up to the task of
governing. We need to do some serious nation building, and replace their silly
parliamentary system with our superior America-style democracy. We have our
work cut out for us.Hey Sagacious -"Bibi represents
Israel in a much more positive manner than Obama does America. . .. Nor is he
afraid to take decisive action when it's necessary,... contrary to how our
current leadership seems to be.'. . . Except all too much of
his "decisive action" consists of war crimes.The Great
nation builder GW Bush wasn't afraid to take decisive action either. Did
you see how fearlessly he created the Islamic State? . . . As Netanyahu led the
cheers on the sidelines.
@atl134Wrong, pal. You obviously have not looked into the agreement.
It provides for 10 times the number of centrifuges that Iran currently has, that
would allow them to then create warheads within weeks. Further, the agreement is
only for a ten-year time period, after which Iran is free to do as it pleases.
But this is all under the premise that Iran can be trusted.But you
go ahead and keep your head safely and securely in the Democratic soothing sand
of government handouts.
Why would an "enlightened" society, as we claim to be, allow nuclear
proliferation? Why would an "enlightened" society, as we
claim to be, allow any threats of literal genocide against any other
people/race/country? Why would an "enlightened" society, as
we claim to be, allow a country who threatens war and literal genocide to
develop nuclear weapons? This is wholly mind-boggling.
RE: Bored to the point of THIS. There was a time when real Americans would have
seen this for what it was. However, today, with all the so ”called
'patriotic' Americans”?Obama’s approval rating
tanked to 15 percent this year among active-duty members of the armed services,
reflecting a steady decline since he first took office in 2009, according to a
new survey from The Military Times., Obama's moves are widely seen as
"heavy-handed social engineering that erode deep-seated traditions and
potentially undermine good order and discipline," the survey of 2,300
soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen found."Morale in the
military is swiftly sinking, with the troops losing both their sense of mission
and their faith that their superiors, political leaders — and the nation
— still have their best interests at heart," the Times said in its
exhaustive report entitled, "A force adrift: How the nation is failing its
troops and Veterans."
@MapleDon"The bigger question is why Obama is so set on making sure
Iran arms itself with nuclear weapons. No one in the media ask the
question"Because he's trying to work out a deal by which
Iran wouldn't have nuclear weapon capacity so why would the media ask that
Re: Ordinary FolksThank you for your comment.Too bad
you live in Seattle... Utah could use your common sense.We tend to
struggle with seeing the relevance of both side of an issue. We are pretty
singular in our thought.
This speech should have never occurred. It is sad that Americans can't see
that it was a manipulation by Netanyahu to change the dialogue and incite the
conservative base of all three (US, Israel, and Iran) countries. There was a time when real Americans would have seen this for what it was.
However, today, with all the so called 'patriotic' Americans, who
focus on the faults of our Nation, rather than It's greatness, the rhetoric
is expected.Re SvenThe Middle east has always been
unstable.Blaming Obama or anyone else for that matter shows a lack of
knowledge. The middle eastern question has gone unanswered for nearly 2,000
MY Frozen Fractal Friend.......You almost got it!If anyone suggests
disagreeing with Netanyahu = hating Israel, I would just note now that if
that's true that would also mean disagreeing with Obama = LOVING America.
The bigger question is why Obama is so set on making sure Iran arms itself with
nuclear weapons. No one in the media ask the question, including the DesNews,
for fear of the coming control by this administration of all broadcast media.The answer is quite simple and it conveys Obama's convictions. Iran
is committed to destroying Israel and, once armed, will do so.Netanyahu's comments aside, Obama has proven himself no friend. And
Democratic legislators' behavior also suggests significant anti-Semitic
sentiment within the party Jewish Americans are closely connected to.
@Sagacious"Your analogy and comparison is almost ludicrous in
it's context, almost to the point of being comical."There's nothing wrong with it, it has a very clear point. Disagreeing
with Netanyahu does not mean someone hates Israel and disagreeing with Obama
doesn't mean that person hates America. It's pretty straightforward.
It's only ludicrous to those who want to employ a double standard of either
kind while using some sort of baseless reasoning to justify it..."Bibi represents Israel in a much more positive manner than Obama does
America. "...kinda like that.
So many comments, and so much disinformation from both sides. A pox on both
sides for trying to make this a black and white question.Prime
Minister Netanyahu did his country no favors by speaking to Congress outside
normal channels. He also is highly selective (ala George Bush) on the
"facts" he uses to make his case. This is not his first foray in
American politics either. His Ambassador to the US, and political advisor is a
GOP operative. And lastly, this is a rather crude political ploy on his part to
keep his job.All that said, the man has points. Iran is an
existential threat to Israel, and it does promote Shi'ite terrorist groups
in the area. It will serve no good to have Iran as the dominant power of the
region, a fact well known to even some Islamic countries such as Turkey and
Saudi Arabia. Our geo-political foes aid and abet Iran in its search for the
technology and means to make an atomic weapon. No one can blame the Israeli PM
for making his case to end negotiations with Iran, and probably start a war.
After leading America and the world the past 6 years one thing is obvious. The
world and America are safer and we are more respected. American Jews
overwhelming supported BO in both elections and most have little regard to
Israel's prime minister and his rhetoric. Stay strong BO. America and the
world are grateful for your prudent leadership.
Re: kiddsport" and how well is America doing with two terms of
Obama? Safer, more prosperous, more free?"Absolutely! YEs and
Can we swap one Obama, one Hillary, and two John Kerry's for ONE
Netanyahu?I'll even provide the birth certificate saying
Netanyahu was born in Hawaii!Uh-oh Looks like the IRS WILL be
auditing me. Or, will the ATF (official gunrunners of Obama and the Mexican
cartels)call on me?
Enemy #1 as, Iran sees it, is the very existence of Israel. Enemy #2 is the
United States.So, when we let/help Iran build the bomb, and they
have used it to wipe Israel off the map, the next order of business will be
destroy the second target, the USA. I wonder how deep the
antisemitism must run in those Americans who are willing to help Iran destroy
Israel at our own peril? It takes a lot of hate to risk our children's
lives to Iran.
@ Frozen Fractals:Your analogy and comparison is almost ludicrous in
it's context, almost to the point of being comical. If that's the best
response you can come up with, then perhaps debating is not your forte. Bibi represents Israel in a much more positive manner than Obama does
America. He isn't apologetic about his country the way our current
president is. Nor is he afraid to take decisive action when it's
necessary,... contrary to how our current leadership seems to be.@
mcclark:A closer comparison to Netanyahu would be Ronald Regan,
rather than Bush. And the vast consensus among the majority of Americans is that
Reagan worked out extremely well for America, and was perhaps pur last great
president. We've never been able to achieve that level of leadership since,
with foresight and personal integrity not seen since.
@USALoverGiven the choice, I would not care to spend a week in
either city.Also, why are you pushing to outlaw Islam? It is just
as protected under the first amendment as any Christian or Jewish religion. If
we were to outlaw Islam, what protection would your religion have?
President Bush, your country needs you again! The world needs you!
@Sven"defend Obama's plan to allow the terrorist nation of Iran
to develop nuclear weapons."Nobody is defending that because
that's not Obama's plan. Your plan is to antagonize Iran which will
only make them think they need nuclear weapons to get Pakistan's favored
Our nation's President should have given the same speech, based on the same
facts and the same stark threats facing our country, as well as Israel and the
entire world.The speech today by the de facto leader of the free
world is something that we should all carefully and soberly review. The threats
he outlined are real, the options described are the only ones that exist. The
choices are difficult, but a choice must be made.The refusal of
Obama and his inept and foolishly partisan foreign policy advisers to take this
situation seriously is appalling. Today marks the date that Democrat cheap
partisan political gamesmanship was placed ahead of our long term national
interests.Our national survival is confronted by inevitable nuclear
weapons in the hands of a regime bent on destruction of western (including
Israeli) civilization. Our inexplicable refusal to recognize the seriousness of
this threat may doom us to nuclear attack by Iran or its numerous proxy
forces.Obama could learn a lot from Netanyahu. And so must all
Netanyahu nailed it! The most important question we should ask the Democrats and
their president is which city in America will receive the first nuclear
detonation from Iran or its jihadist allies? Its just a matter of time and when
it does happen, will the Democrats blame the GOP? Why, yes they will! Don't
It really is interesting watching Liberals defend Obama's plan to allow the
terrorist nation of Iran to develop nuclear weapons.Obama has
completely destabilized the middle east. I thought he was supposed to heal all
of the animosity the world held for the USA? Wasn't that what his
"Apology Tour" was all about? I thought pulling our troops out of Iraq
was supposed to bring peace to that region. I thought ousting Mubarak in Egypt
was supposed to calm tensions there? Obama's actions have been the
catalyst for groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS.Dear Leader
has been at the helm for 6 years. It is Obama's foreign policy that has
helped destabilize the middle east. Obama embraces the world's terrorists,
while showing contempt for our greatest allies.This is the price the
world pays for twice electing a narcissistic, petulant child as POTUS.
Who will be the first nation to outlaw Islam?
"The greatest danger facing our world is the marriage of militant Islam with
nuclear weapons."If New York City and/or Israel and/or other
cities around the world are destroyed by an Iran made nuclear weapon Mr.
Obama's name will be historical mud forever. Iran isn't going to fly a
jet over NY City dropping a bomb nor are they going to launch some ICBM but what
they will do is sell a nuclear device smaller in size to oil rich ISIS or other
Islamic crazies and who will do everything in their power to detonate that
device to kill as many "infidels" as possible. I keep thinking back to
the statement made by one of the terrorist leaders that Mr Obama released from
Gitmo prison. He said "see you in New York". Iran will get
what it wants from Mr. Obama that much is clear. They don't respect him nor
do they fear him but they will use him to get the agreement they want. Mr. Obama
has neither the foresight nor the courage to do the right thing and Iran knows
it. America is in BIG trouble.
@HutteriteWhere would you feel safer? Spending a week in Jerusalem
or Tehran? Thought so...Your hint that Iran can be trusted over
Israel is laughable if not so ridiculous.
The developments in this case should show to any Jewish-American who their true
friends are- and it certainly isn't Pelosi and the Democrats. I could never
understand why they cannot see that.@AnneFrankenstein- according to
the Constitution, foreign policy is the joint responsibility of Congress and the
Executive Branch; neither has first-call rights and Speaker Boehner was well
within his rights to invite PM Netanyahu to address Congress. That so many
Democrats and Obama officials chose to boycott his visit only shows their
disregard for their responsibilities in favor of scoring points with their boss.
(No, not their true boss, the people who elected them- the boss who commands
their fealty from the Oval Office)@mcclark- and how well is America
doing with two terms of Obama? Safer, more prosperous, more free?
The israeli PM doesn't realise how adequate his surname is in an English
context. Israel has had the US gold card for way too long, and their unhappiness
with a lower credit limit is sure obvious. Like that of a spoiled child.
@ Sven We did have a leader like Netanyahu leading the United States, his name
was George Bush. It did not work out so well for us.
Netanyahu just wants America to invade Iran. Let Israel fight its own battles -
it has the bomb.
"WASHINGTON — In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two
countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday
that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would 'all
but guarantee' that Tehran will get nuclear weapons, a step that the world
must avoid at all costs.'Iran has proven time and again that it
cannot be trusted,' no matter what it says about permitting verification of
the terms of any accord designed to prevent it from getting such weapons, he
said.'The greatest danger facing our world is the marriage of
militant Islam with nuclear weapons,' he said in remarks before a packed
House chamber."====And yet 61 Democrats and our
petulant president couldn't find their way to attend.PM
Netanyahu understands the threat that terrorist nations like Iran pose, while
Obama seeks to help this same terrorist nation produce nuclear weapons over the
next decade.If only we had a statesman like Netanyahu leading the
Iran is a sponsor of terrorism and a brutally oppressive regime but we are not
going to war with Iran over this. There is no consensus for this in the country
and if the Iraq war was folly this would be doubly so. We have
co-existed with worse situations- Soviet Union, North Korea, Pakistan. If Israel
wants to take their units out, let them. The foreign policies of Israel and the
USA do not coincide here. We can vaporize Iran whenever we want. There is no
reason for us to get caught up in Netanayu''s doomsday scenarios.Obviously it is better Iran not have weapons but igetting a weapon like
this changes the calculus for Iran and they know it, so it will be hard to
dissuade them.As to Bibi. For the republicans to invite him here to
essentially counter and undermine the administration's negotiations and
poke Obama in the eye is not only insulting it is repugnant. And I say that as
no big fan of the President. Foreign policy is lead from the White House and for
decades there has been a bi-partisan consensus. This breaks with that.
If anyone suggests disagreeing with Netanyahu = hating Israel, I would just note
now that if that's true that would also mean disagreeing with Obama =
Perhaps Israel exhorts to much influence on our international foreign policy.What is good for Israel is not always in the best interests of the
United States.If Israel attacks Iran's nuclear facilities, Iran
will strike back and we will be drawn into it.We can not afford
another war in the middle east. The Straits of Hormouth will be
closed choking off the oil supply to Europe and Asia. We will move a Carrier
Group in to open it and possible loose ships and lives. How come
people want us to be the worlds policeman and fight their battles. Maybe the folks who use middle eastern oil should take care of protecting
their supply rather than us.