Why Bibi’s Speech Matters

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Well? I can't wait to hear what he has to tell us

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Column: It exposes the Iran deal as indefensible—and Obama's politics as bankrupt


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BY: Matthew Continetti
February 27, 2015 5:00 am


The emerging nuclear deal with Iran is indefensible. The White House knows it. That is why President Obama does not want to subject an agreement to congressional approval, why critics of the deal are dismissed as warmongers, and why the president, his secretary of state, and his national security adviser have spent several weeks demonizing the prime minister of Israel for having the temerity to accept an invitation by the U.S. Congress to deliver a speech on a subject of existential import for his small country. These tactics distract public attention. They turn a subject of enormous significance to American foreign policy into a petty personal drama. They prevent us from discussing what America is about to give away.

And America is about to give away a lot. This week the AP reported on what an agreement with Iran might look like: sanctions relief in exchange for promises to slow down Iranian centrifuges for 10 years. At which point the Iranians could manufacture a bomb—assuming they hadn’t produced one in secret. Iran would get international legitimacy, assurance that military intervention was not an option, and no limitations on its ICBM programs, its support for international terrorism, its enrichment of plutonium, its widespread human rights violations, and its campaign to subvert or co-opt Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon, and Syria. Then it can announce itself as the first Shiite nuclear power.

And America? Liberals would flatter themselves for avoiding a war. Obama wouldn’t have to worry about the Iranians testing a nuke for the duration of his presidency. And a deal would be a step toward the rapprochement with Iran that he has sought throughout his years in office. The EU representative to the talks, for example, says a nuclear agreement “could open the way for a normal diplomatic relation” between Iran and the West, and could present “the opportunity for shaping a different regional framework in the Middle East.” A regional framework, let it be said, that would leave American interests at risk, Israel one bomb away from a second Holocaust, nuclear proliferation throughout the Middle East, and Islamic theocrats in charge of a large part of a strategic and volatile region.

I feel safer already.

ALL of it here:
Why Bibi s Speech Matters Washington Free Beacon
 

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Bibi can't have this:

. And a deal would be a step toward the rapprochement with Iran that he has sought throughout his years in office. The EU representative to the talks, for example, says a nuclear agreement “could open the way for a normal diplomatic relation” between Iran and the West, and could present “the opportunity for shaping a different regional framework in the Middle East.”
 

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bibi's speech has nothing to do with a bomb. Even assuming Tehran had one, Israel's superiority is overwhelming. And, if Iran was in the same diplomatic situation as say Saudis or Jordan, it's prestige would not be enhanced by a bomb. Rather, bibi doesn't want Iran to be a diplomatic player, and he's terrified that the international community will move from Iran to enforcing a WB division.

And Boehner knows he can't defund obamacare or homeland security, so he gives the very right bombthrowers this, as a distraction form their impotence.
 

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It's incredible how ready and willing the American left is to fall in line and suck the cock of all the planet's evils, especially those who'd toss them off the roof in a New York nanosecond.
It's incredible how ready and willing the American rightwing is to fall in line and suck the cock of Netanyahu, especially he who'd toss them off the roof in a New York nanosecond :beer:
 

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I still can't figure out why Israel was allowed to get the bomb.
They're a western ally surrounded by countries that want to destroy it. It's a good thing they have nukes. Have you ever expressed any outrage over any other western nation having nukes? My guess is no.
 

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it's now patriotic to right wingers to back stab the American President! WAY to go, traitors!
 

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It's incredible how ready and willing the American left is to fall in line and suck the cock of all the planet's evils, especially those who'd toss them off the roof in a New York nanosecond.
It's incredible how ready and willing the American rightwing is to fall in line and suck the cock of Netanyahu, especially he who'd toss them off the roof in a New York nanosecond :beer:
You're a woman, right? Did your mullah give you permission to open your mouth?
 

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it's now patriotic to right wingers to back stab the American President! WAY to go, traitors!
Dissent is patriotic. Remember that, you ignoramus?
It was OK for Obama to enlist David Cameron to lobby members of Congress. That's OK. But Netanyahu making a speech, having been invited by Congress? No, no. That's meddling!
This will only blow back and hurt Democrats in the next election. No one is asking them to clap for Netanyahu. But boycotting a speech is suppression of other views.
 

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If nutters are ever successful at ridding the world of Muslims.....which religion do you think is next in line?
 

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it's now patriotic to right wingers to back stab the American President! WAY to go, traitors!
Like he is stabbing Israel in the back? Israel was an ally. Egypt was an ally. Obomb is the traitor. An American should not be on the side of any country whose objective is removing a nation of humans off the earth. We definitely should not be helping them to that end! Right wing/left wing stupidity that keeps you busy, is what Obama counts on. Remember that wonderful Muslim Spring speech he gave or were you too busy fighting the good lefty/righty fight.......
 

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