As most people are aware, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently gave a speech in front of Congress. Now, normally this wouldn’t have been that big of a deal, except this entire situation was brokered behind the back of the Obama administration and was a blatant attempt to undermine President Obama’s ongoing negotiations with Iran.
Needless to say, most on the left were not pleased with this move by Speaker of the House John Boehner. But to be perfectly honest, even some on the right thought it was a pretty shady move.
Though one Fox News analyst, Ralph Peters, clearly disagrees. Peters compared the Democrats’ and President Obama’s reaction to Netanyahu’s speech to “b*tchy high school girls.”
“I thought it was pretty damn sad the American people have to hear the truth from the prime minister of Israel about Islamist fanaticism,” Peters said. “And our own president won’t even call Islamist terrorism, Islamist terror.”
Ah, yes, because if he were to finally call them “Islamist terrorists” that would change everything, right?
“There is no question, the vituperative, vicious Democratic reaction to that speech was because Netanyahu told the truth and Obama has not,” he continued. “Netanyahu called them out.”
You mean, like back in 1996 when Netanyahu said that “soon” Iran and Iraq would both be in possession of nuclear weapons, or in 2002 when the very same Netanyahu claimed that removing Saddam from power would bring about peace throughout the Middle East. Looking back through history, Netanyahu has been claiming that a nuclear-capable Iran is “imminent” since about 1992.
It’s now 2015 and Iran doesn’t have a nuclear weapon – and since Saddam’s removal from power in Iraq, the Middle East has been more dangerous and chaotic than ever before.
And this is the guy American conservatives salivate over at every opportunity? He’s basically the Israeli version of George W. Bush.
But, of course, Fox News rocket scientist Ralph Peters wasn’t done.
“I thought Netanyahu’s speech was necessary, it was masterful, it was cogent, it was honest, it was inspiring,” he insisted.
“And the Democrats in response, including the president, acted like snitty, b*tchy high school girls,” Peters said.
First, I’m going to go ahead and assume that the sexism in that statement is pretty obvious, so there’s really no need for me to elaborate on that. It speaks for itself.
But what did this fool expect? When the Speaker of the House goes out of his way to undermine the foreign policy of the sitting United States president, who’s a member of the Democratic party, did he expect them to cheer the blatant showing of disrespect? This move was unprecedented.
Though it’s amazing, despite the fact that we have indisputable and recorded proof that Netanyahu has been flat-out wrong (frequently) about both Iran and Iraq, Republicans still respect him more than they do our own president.
Which begs the question, just how many times would it take for Netanyahu to be completely wrong about something before the GOP would finally admit that the guy is full of crap?
But I think it all goes back to what I said earlier. In my opinion, one of the biggest reasons why so many Republicans are drawn to Netanyahu is because he’s essentially the Israeli version of George W. Bush. Someone who has a certain “swagger” to which they’re drawn, but essentially has been wrong on just about everything pertaining to Iraq and Iran.
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