Sunday, March 01, 2015

A Vital Speech

Here's a good column by Matthew Continetti: "Why Bibi’s Speech Matters: It exposes the Iran deal as indefensible—and Obama's politics as bankrupt."  He writes, "Netanyahu’s speech on Tuesday matters precisely because it is a rebuke to the Obama mode of politics to which America has become numb. Netanyahu’s refusal to back down in the face of political and media pressure, his insistence in making his case directly and emphatically, is as much a statement as any of the technical and strategic and moral claims he will make in his speech. And by going to war against Bibi, the White House has inadvertently raised the stature of his address from a diplomatic courtesy to a global event.
Netanyahu’s commitment to warning America about a nuclear Iran has given him the opportunity to explain just how devoid of merit the prospective deal is. His speech is proof that Congress is a co-equal branch of government where substantive argument can triumph over vicious personal attacks and executive overreach and utopian aspirations. Of course Barack Obama can’t stand it."

You can bet that Obama's media shills will be on the attack this week, but who cares?  This is a matter of life and death. Netanyahu is only saying what Obama himself should be saying about negotiating with Iran, if he was a president who actually cared about principles rather than his legacy.

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