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Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, spoke to the Congress of the United States the other day, urging them to bomb Iran and to stop Obama from seeking diplomatic solutions to problems.
He's a warmonger who wants us to get rid of the Arabs and Persians and only be allies with Israel. He wanted the same thing before the Iraq war, and that didn't work out too well for either the U.S. or the Middle East. So why should we listen to him now?
From Ynet News
CNN's chief international correspondent dubbed Netanyahu's performance on Capitol Hill "a very dark Strangelovian speech" while Fox News flattered the Israeli prime minister. But the most amusing commentary – and likely the most widely watched – belonged to Daily Show host Jon Stewart.
With his trademark frustration, Stewart blasted Netanyahu for claiming to speak for the entire Jewish people ahead of "festival of slights" to celebrate the "sacred Jewish holiday of Suck-on-it."
"The truth is no one can speak for all Jews for we are a varied and heterodoxical people... We like to argue," said Stewart a few hours after Netanyahu's speech.
. . . Top CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour said that Netanyahu's address "was a very dark Strangelovian speech painting the picture of a dystopian world, raising the specter of a genocidal nation, a genocidal regime spraying nuclear weapons to annihilate the whole world and the whole region. Now, obviously many people are very concerned about Iran and there is a deep lack of trust, but surely the same was said of the Soviet Union all those years ago.
Chris Matthews of MSNBC called the speech a "takeover" of our foreign policy, and opened up a can of whoop-ass on Bibi.
Via Raw Story
“I’ll get to the heart of this speech now,” Matthews told MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts. “This man from a foreign government walked into the United States legislative chamber and tried to take over U.S. foreign policy. He said, ‘You should trust me, not your president on this. I am the man you should trust, I am your true leader on this question of U.S. geopolitics. To protect yourself, you must listen to me and not this president.’”
“It was a startling situation,” . . . “To allow someone to come in — knowing that was going to be their message — to the U.S. Congress. This was a decision made by Boehner and certainly complied with by Netanyahu and his ambassador [Ron Dermer]. They went into the U.S. Congress to take over U.S. foreign policy from the president.”
“Think it through, what country in the world would let a foreign leader come in and attempt to wrest from the president control of the U.S. foreign policy?” Matthews asked.
“This was a takeover attempt by Netanyahu with this complying America partners to take American foreign policy out of the hands of the president.”
It's a shitshow in the Capitol today.— Kay W. (@KayDubzHU) March 3, 2015
As I listened to the #BibiSpeech, I feel like I'm having George W. Bush flashbacks up to eight years later.— Atchka! (@atchka) March 3, 2015
Netanyahu can go to war with Iran himself. No more American troops in the Middle East you chickenhawk.— Just Matthew., B.A. (@NoThoughtsHere) March 3, 2015
Republicans haven't been this stimulated since puberty. #BibiSpeech— Catherine (@deja1422) March 3, 2015
Bibi: "we're told the alternative to this deal is war. That's not true. The alternative to this deal is a much better deal."— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) March 3, 2015
Same thing he said about Iraq invasion. He was WRONG. MT @JohnJHarwood: Bibi: "The alternative to this deal is a much better deal."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 3, 2015
Holocaust survivor & Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel in attendence at Netanyahu speech, gets standing ovation.— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) March 3, 2015
Entire room is pro-Elie Wiesel.— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) March 3, 2015
it hurts seeing Elie Wiesel there.— CourtofOpinion (@OpiningCourt) March 3, 2015
#bibispeech Troubling that Elie Wiesel let’s himself be used for political blackmail— Harold Itzkowitz (@HaroldItz) March 3, 2015
Bib's own speech guest, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, has also been featured in full-page ads decrying a possible Iran nuclear deal.— Juliet Eilperin (@eilperin) March 3, 2015
Not happy to see Elie Wiesel allow himself to be pimped out by racist warmongers— The Heartbreak Hotep (@eclecticbrotha) March 3, 2015
True friends of America, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin. Instead we get Bibi's unconstitutional speech in Congress. pic.twitter.com/sdBnjr0vZW— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) March 3, 2015
#ThatAwkwardMoment when Netanyahu says we can't trust Iran and Israeli intelligence says we can't trust Netanyahu— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) March 3, 2015
Sen. Lindsey Graham held a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser right after Bibi's speech. One of the sponsors? Sheldon Adelson. http://t.co/3dHIFzgHSV— Gregg Carlstrom (@glcarlstrom) March 4, 2015
Romney supporters meet again, and yes, there was a fundraiser: 2012 pic.twitter.com/7KuOGszUnj— margaret stuart md (@marstu67) March 4, 2015