Monday, February 16, 2015

Netanyahu Should be Shunned

I don't need to hear any of this mess about how there's some false equivalency of "both sides" in terms of the widening gap in PM Netanyahu's relationship with President Obama. It's pretty clear what's going on here.

I'll just remind you that last week Netanyahu said this publicly in reference to the current negotiations with Iran about their development of nuclear weapons:
We will do everything and will take any action to foil this bad and dangerous agreement.
So this shouldn't surprise us:
The decision to reduce the exchange of sensitive information about the Iran talks was prompted by concerns that Netanyahu’s office had given Israeli journalists sensitive details of the U.S. position.
What appears to be happening is that one of the actions Netanyahu has taken in an attempt to foil an agreement is that he has leaked misleading information about the contents of a potential deal to Israeli journalists. When he has as much as embraced a "by any means necessary" to ensure the failure of negotiations, I suspect this is just the beginning.

That's why anyone who is interested in avoiding a war with Iran over nuclear weapons should be shunning Netanyahu as a pariah instead of suggesting that Congress and the American people need to hear what he has to say.


  1. This is a very slippery slope Netanyahu and the Republicans are on, subverting American foreign policy for political gain. That is all this is and it is a disgrace. But doubly disgraceful is the "hands off" approach of our Media on this.

    1. It has done the unthinkable of alienating the Dems and the US public from reflexively supporting all Israel wishes to do. Someone should have told Bibi, "Beware of your wishes..." This will show up as a major pivot for the US and in a good way I think.

  2. The optics of Netnayahu's speech will be bad for Obama either way.

    Netanyahu will say to Congress that Obama is about to consent to the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for token gestures for fighting ISIS. If Obama does this (as is likely), Netanyahu will look like a Churchill type figure standing up the interests of his country and also the West. If Obama then doesn't strike a deal with Iran, it will appear that Netanyahu's criticisms were effective. It's not surprising that Obama wants to halt the speech at all costs.


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