There have been many compelling commentaries written about the brilliance of Netanyahu’s speech on Tuesday. It was the first time a leader of his stature came forward to reveal the embarrassing policies the Obama administration has followed assiduously. It isn’t even that Obama is mistaken and unable to see the big picture…it is that he intends to act alone without feeling particularly obliged to share it with congress. His intent is to move forward with ‘his’ notion of how to deal with Iran. Netanyahu in short order and with stunning preciseness made shockingly clear how misguided this president is. Obama’s dismissive response to Netanyahu’s speech, which backfired, revealed glaringly how short sighted and dangerous this president really is.
As Bill Whittle on Firewall’s Truth Revolt makes clear in his recent video, as young men Obama smoked ganja while Netanyahu smoked terrorists. The differences between these two men could not be more obvious when we view Netanyahu’s stunning speech and Obama’s embarrassing reaction to it. Netanyahu smoked Obama for the world to see.
I am amazed America has allowed Obama to take it as far as he has. I am certain there are lawyers and constitutional experts who will say he hasn’t quite crossed the line into impeachable territory. Some will say he has. We have tolerated the Obama administration with forbearance and misgivings attributable largely to the color of his skin. It feels as if he has exacted more latitude than another president would likely have received. Now we’re challenged by an Iranian threat not very different from what Winston Churchill confronted in the 20th century. He alone declared the danger posed by Nazi Germany and had the courage to share it with his people, the world and other leaders who were far slower to react to the threat that might have altered history more deleteriously had Pearl Harbor not occurred. What a price many paid for our eventual late stage awakening!
Netanyahu addressed similar concerns in very much the same way. He laid out the potential consequences if Iran’s Revolutionary State is allowed to continue as it is. Iran continues to support terrorism around the world. Their aggression and ongoing violence hasn’t stopped and won’t. Hundreds of Iranian fighters have entered Iraq’s Diyala Province bringing with them large amounts of weapons and military equipment. Their expansionism continues as Obama pursues his flawed policy to arrest their already well-advanced nuclear weapons development.
Congress must be proactive to muster the courage to challenge Obama. The senate would need sixty votes to override Obama’s agreement with Iran. Netanyahu stated, this is a bad deal. The alternative to a bad deal is a much better deal. Congress can help make that happen by using their newly gained power legally, different from the way Obama wields his, often in violation of the constitution and referred by many as Obama’s imperial presidency.
Congressional power isn’t much of a consideration for Obama. His response to the midterm Republican sweep was negligible. It seems he wasn’t convinced the majority of the electorate participated in that result which essentially negated the message most presidents would be obliged to acknowledge. Obama is a narcissistic man; his internal thought processes often obviate truth. He disregards information he chooses to dismiss.
Such is the man now in charge of determining how Iran must contain their nuclear ambitions. This final deal will have far reaching consequences. Netanyahu explained in detail its ramifications and it was the first time we’d heard a concise explanation of how Iran threatens us all. The Obama administration issues doublespeak explanations that feel intellectually dishonest.
When things become this convoluted and the global community has mostly lost respect for the leader of America, how do we exert rational thought in times like these. In truth, Iran disrespects Obama. There would be no reason to believe they could be trusted.
Netanyahu’s speech was a good start. Boehner flexed his muscle exercising congressional power he has surely earned. It was a congressional jolt that provided impetus for more to come. Netanyahu’s performance did the rest. The Iranian threat has been laid out before us. It is up to congress, our allies, and the majority of American people who have high regard for Israel.
A much respected world leader of the tiny country of Israel has issued a definitive warning. He commanded rapt attention. He even received recognition from leaders in unexpected places that also feel threatened by Iran’s growing power. Obama’s inappropriate response to Netanyahu’s speech helped foster added scrutiny and an intent focus on Netanyahu’s speech. Netanyahu and Boehner exceeded many expectations. It has already begun to play out because its stunning imperative is impossible to ignore.