The video above is from Speaker John Boehner’s YouTube channel. Frankly, I think Boehner has been an awful Speaker of the House. However, I give him credit for inviting Netanyahu to speak before Congress.
Check out Invitations at Keith DeHavelle. As usual, Keith does a good job of putting events in their proper perspective. So I will just add this observation:
Whether our sacred Dear Leader was informed or not of Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress is a side issue of little consequence. We should not be conducting our foreign policy just to soothe our Dear Leader’s feelings and to prevent him from having temper tantrums.
What will Iran do with a nuclear bomb? The evidence indicates, based upon their current and past behavior, they will used nuclear bombs to intimate, bully, and attack other nations, particularly Israel and us. Yet our Dear Leader seems have no intention of trying to stop Iran from getting the bomb when it seems quite likely that he could stop Iran.
To defend his nation, Benjamin Netanyahu is willing to go anywhere, speak to anyone, and do whatever is required. What we should be worried about is why our president and our leaders in Congress refuse to behave with the same dedication and loyalty to their country. (from a comment I left here)
If Obama had not made an issue out of his supposed right to approve Netanyahu’s speech before Congress, no one would have even noticed that that was a problem. As it is, because Congress is a separate and coequal branch of government, Obama does not have any right to approve the people who speak before Congress. Hence, the ruckus Obama made over the speech just proved to be yet another grab for power, an effort to silence opposition.
The entire spat with the White House over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s invitation to speak to Congress was entirely manufactured by the White House.
The truth about the incident, in which the White House complained that it was terribly wrong for Netanyahu to accept House Speaker John Boehner’s (R., Ohio) invitation without first notifying the administration, was made evident by a correction added to a New York Times article that greatly changed the timeline of events that effected the situation.
Here’s the correction, added on Jan. 30, a day after the article was published:
Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel accepted Speaker John A. Boehner’s invitation to address Congress. He accepted after the administration had been informed of the invitation, not before.
Is Obama an anti-Semite? I don’t know, but it is a cinch he has trouble getting along with Conservative politicians like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and I think it is logical to suspect the fact Netanyahu is a Jew does not help.
Here of late there has been lots of publicity about ISIS, ISIL or whatever it is we are suppose to call a bunch of bloodthirsty fanatics. There is only one good thing about this outfit. ISIS is revealing just the kind of fanatic insanity Israel has been fighting. Apparently, ISIS seeks complete domination, including the deaths of those not of their Islamic sect.
What kind of insanity has Israel been fighting? Because ISIS has been so blatantly evil, we are receiving plenty of news of their mass murders, religious persecution, and horrid abuses of military power. So my last post, NEVER AGAIN published on Thursday, dealt with something closer to home, the American version of anti-Israeli insanity. That’s the hypocrisy in our own political leadership.
Perhaps because of the growing threat posed by ISIS, NEVER AGAIN received relatively little traffic. However, today two people commented. scout disagreed with the post here, citing the usual Liberal arguments. Keith DeHavelle dissected ‘s comment line-by-line, making the absurdity of ‘s position all too obvious. Nonetheless, we have put a man who speaks all too much like in the White House and not just once, but twice.
Many supposedly reasonable politicians say that politics is the art of compromise, but think about the definition of “compromised.”
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Too many of us, seeking to fatten our own pocketbooks, have repeatedly compromised on the principles that made our constitutional republic possible. Many of us have never even taken the time to understand how our government is suppose to work. We just expect somebody else to take responsibility. As a result, we have severely compromised our constitutional republic. We have elected such a scoundrel to run our nation, President Barack Obama, we are uncertain of his true loyalties. Whatever his loyalties may be, the mess he has made of this nation and the Middle East is criminal.
So What Can We Do?
There is no easy solution. The best I have come up with I posted in WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO? In meantime, since we are thinking about the Middle East, we might try praying for those people.
The recent bloodshed and chaos of the Middle East is so indescribably disturbing! So much hatred, anger and misunderstanding thrive in the Middle East in our time. Consider especially:
Hamas persecuting Christians in Gaza for the seven years since it came to power —murdering pastors, burning homes and church buildings, and abusing and torturing many Christian brothers and sisters, long before Hamas’ recent all-out attacks on Israel. (Perhaps most of us American Christians forgot to pray or protest. )
Hamas in Gaza shooting missiles at Israeli civilians every day now for seven years.
Muslims driving out all the 1.5 million Christians from Mosul, Iraq – one million over the last ten years, and 500,000 just a couple weeks ago. Under the threat of mass beheadings, a half a million Christians were driven from their homes, and then robbed of all their money, jewelry and any other valuables as they left Mosul with barely the clothes on their backs.
Muslims terrorizing other Muslims in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other places.
More violent Muslim persecution against Christians in several countries in the Middle East than has been seen in centuries – or perhaps ever before.
I just finish reading a post at Smash Mouth Politics about a story that most likely has the rapt attention of more than a few folks, Israel about to do what the rest of the world refuses to do. It appears Israel is getting ready to go after Iran’s nuclear facilities. That, of course, will rile more than a few Muslims fanatics. Unfortunately, the cost, particularly for Israel, of not riling Muslim fanatics would be far higher.