There was considerable drama surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to our nation’s capitol yesterday. President Obama and some Democrats tried to sabotage the visit. But to Netanyahu’s credit, the Prime Minister came anyway, and gave an incredibly important and effective speech.
Prime Minister Netanyahu started off by thanking President Obama for his support of Israel. In reality, Netanyahu was just being polite, because Obama has done more to undercut Israel than any president since Israel became a nation back in 1948. Obama encouraged Democrats to boycott the speech. Some did, but most showed up anyway. (As did virtually all Republicans, including me.)
It’s well known that Speaker John Boehner extended the invitation to Netanyahu to speak before Congress, and not President Obama. It’s not unprecedented, but it is unusual. But perfectly understandable when one considers that President Obama is proceeding down a path which Bibi Netanyahu believes could put his country in great danger.