Democrats called Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu condescending, childish, and told him to go home. President Obama only read the speech and found “nothing new.” Translation: Bibi scored big.
Democrats were apoplectic after Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s Tuesday appearance before a joint session of Congress. Liberal Chicago-area Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky even charged, unaware of the irony, that the leader of the Jewish state wanted “to stampede the United States into war once again.”
It is President Obama who has the U.S. involved in war in the Middle East once again, fighting the Islamic State that emerged in the American power vacuum left after his withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
In the wake of Netanyahu’s tour de force on Capitol Hill, Democrats are also mad that Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell wants swift floor action on a bipartisan bill to give the Senate an up-down vote on the impending Iran nuclear deal Netanyahu so forcefully warned against.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez of New Jersey and nine other Senate Democrats sponsoring that bill sent a letter to McConnell dripping with disingenuousness.
Because senators “are contemplating the most serious national security issue of our time” — the world’s biggest terrorism sponsor getting nuclear weapons — a speedy vote is just an attempt to “score partisan political points,” and there’s “no immediate or urgent need” to pass it.
But why propose big legislation, then complain when it gets sent to the floor?
And why is there no “urgent need” for fast action on “the most serious national security issue of our time”?
Democrats warn that voting on the bill could disrupt the Iran nuclear talks. Well, good. As Netanyahu said, “no deal is better than a bad deal.”
Imagine what would happen if, after Iran has a nuclear weapon (or can claim to have one) they move into Iraq or any other neighbor. Who will oppose them? Who will push them out? Aside from Russia (who would be supporting Iran in order to keep our attention focused elsewhere) that would actually threaten Iran with nuclear retaliation? Obama has got to either be the dumbest diplomat the world has ever seen or someone hell-bent to see the subjugation of much of the world by radical Islam.