A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
Who cares if Great Britain is having an election or not. BO asked Cameron to come and speak before Congress. Congress didn't ask Cameron to come and speak to them.
What does that have to do with BO peep getting desperate, and having Cameron come speak to the ALL Republican Controlled Congress, after Rubio told the press they have the Vetos to override?
One can see how BO is worried since Graham said the Legislation was going forward at the same time. Regardless if BO likes it or not.
Seems Menendez has a few other Demos signing on.
A number of points:
1. I do believe the Prime Minister should have notified the White House of his coming visit as a courtesy, not to request "permission" or "approval" for his trip. Diplomatic protocol is important.
2. The Prime Minister was invited to address the Congress. He most definitely should do so.
3. The AIPAC Conference had been scheduled well before new elections were scheduled in Israel. His attendance at the Conference should not be linked to the coming Israeli election. If he feels his presence would benefit Israel's interests, as the Prime Minister of Israel, he should attend.
4. On the issue concerning Iran's nuclear activities, the U.S. and Israel hold similar, but not identical positions. Israel's margin of error is far smaller than it is for the U.S. If Iran were to develop a nuclear weapons capability, that development would have profound implications for Israel and it would represent an existential threat. The implications for the U.S. would be vastly smaller--a regional balance of power situation and security threat to strategic U.S. allies--as the U.S. would not face an existential threat.
Two deadlines for agreement have now passed without the issue having been resolved. The differing levels of risk exposure lead Israel to support stronger sanctions more quickly, even as the White House seeks additional time. That each side holds a different position on sanctions reflects the risks they face; none of their positions is irrational or aimed at deliberately undermining the other party.
5. The kind of comments and threats coming out of Washington are petty, incompatible with American interests, and reveal a willingness among some aides to put largely extraneous matters ahead of concrete interests and international relations.