Each time it’s pretty much the same.
We’re an ancient people; we’re always threatened; Iran is bad; the US should attack them; never again.
Is the Prime Minister totally unaware of the universal truism: familiarity breeds contempt?
Sometimes a new wrinkle finds its way into a Netanyahu speech.
At his first address to a Joint Meeting of Congress, Netanyahu talked about the generous financial support Israel received from the United States. He went on to volunteer that Israel was on its way to “achieve economic independence” and “total self-reliance”.
That was 1996. He’s still in our pocket for about four billion dollars per year.
So much for self-reliance. So much for independence. So much for credibility.
In his March 3, 2015 speech, his third before a Joint Meeting of Congress, it was the same paint by the numbers formula, but with extra emphasis on blowing up President Obama’s efforts to reach an acceptable deal with Iran that would give that country relief from sanctions in return for keeping their existing nuclear capacity well short of the level necessary to make a bomb.
The fact that Netanyahu got to deliver a speech undermining the President of the United States in the Chamber of the United States House of Representatives is totally unprecedented and, for lack of a better word, creepy.
That’s history. The damage is done. Let me focus on one line in Netanyahu’s speech that hasn’t received attention from commentators. About two-thirds of the way through his presentation, Netanyahu makes the following statement: Continue Reading………..