Bibi will speak. Libs will pout.
Moderator's Warning: Erod, TDS, Pete, quit the flaming (in the former case) and trolling/baiting (in the latter cases).
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Netanyahu's re-election bid is in jeopardy.
Anyone who thinks this was anything other than a strategic move by Republicans (Boehner) and Netanyahu to garner support from the Jewish community both foriegn and domestic, AND place Netanyahu on the world stage using the U.S. Congress as his podium to speak tough to the world-at-large (re: Jews and Christians) against anti-Israeli aggression (Iran) is just fooling themselves. Unless you've checked out on world history you missed the part where prior to 9/11 their most formidable enemy in the ME was Iraq. Thus, it's very clear what Beohner and Netanyahu were trying to do: garner support for Netanyahu on the world stage and show that he's tougher on radial Islam from the ME than the U.S. President.The speech is set weeks before Israel’s own elections, which Netanyahu is in danger of losing. It also comes as congressional Republicans seek to pressure the Obama administration to take a tougher line in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.
Netanyahu is widely expected to use the address to Congress to call for sanctions against Iran, which the administration argues could submarine the delicate negotiations.
Asked if the speech would be postponed or canceled, Hanegbi said, "What would the outcome be then? The outcome would be that we forsake an arena in which there is a going to be a very dramatic decision [on Iran].”
Spkr Boehner knows he was wrong and now the rest of the world knows.
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"A fair exchange ain't no robbery." Tupac Shakur w/Digital Underground
"Let me make it clear that we will never turn our backs on our steadfast friends in Israel, whose adherence to the Democratic way must be admired by all friends of freedom. " John F Kennedy November 9, 1959
When Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin asked President Lyndon Johnson why the United States supports Israel when there are 80 million Arabs and only three million Israelis, the President replied simply; "Because it is right." June 1967 (during the Cold War)
"The special relationship between the United States and Israel still stands, Our total commitments to Israel's security and our hope for peace is still preeminent among all the other considerations that our Nation has in the Middle East ... But there need be no concern among the Israeli people nor among Jews in this country that our Nation has changed or turned away from Israel." Jimmy Carter May 26, 1978
Three former Democrat Presidents speaking above. Then along comes some of the current crop of Dems in DC who want to boycott Prime Minister of Israel Netanyahu's speech! Let them - they won't be missed!