The U.S. Senate Just Gave President Obama a Huge Slap in the Face
Ever since House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come and speak to a joint session of Congress, the White House has been very unhappy.
President Obama has warned Netanyahu that coming right now would be detrimental to the secret ongoing arms talks with Iran.
But, given the President’s constant “cold shoulder” to Netanyahu and Israel in general, this isn’t surprising. The Obama Administration has done much to damage U.S./ Israeli relations over the past six years.
However, the U.S. Senate has just done something that will have them all howling at the White House. The Conservative Tribune reports:
No Democrat senators sponsored the resolution but none caved to reported pressure from the White House to vote against it.
The Tribune reveals the exact wording on the resolution:
“The Senate warmly welcomes the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, on his visit to the United States,” the resolution reads, “which provides a timely opportunity to reinforce the United States-Israel relationship.”
The resolution goes on to vow that the U.S. will “strongly support Israel’s right to defend itself from threats to its very survival.”
This is a huge slap in the face of the Obama Administration given the fact that they have been doing everything they can to stop Netanyahu from speaking to Congress.
The amazing thing about this resolution is the fact that it was unanimous. Even though no Democrats helped sponsor it, all voted for it in the end.
Netanyahu’s speech is likely to criticize the Obama Administration’s handling of nuclear arms talks with Iran. Israel has vowed to not allow Iran to get nuclear weapons of their own since Israel would likely be the first target of such weapons.
President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are seen as soft and compromised with Iran; secretly wanting to allow them to develop their own nukes.
Also problematic for the President is the fact that Netanyahu is a powerful speaker with much American support. His speech will most likely have broad appeal in America and make Obama look weaker on foreign policy; an area the President is already weak in promoting.
Who knows what the Obama machine may try next to derail Netanyahu’s speech. They are already working behind the scenes in Israel to defeat him in his re-election. Their stenographers in the media have been relentless in their criticisms and warnings about Netanyahu’s visit.
But, “Bibi” is undeterred. He is a true patriot of Israel and will do whatever is necessary to promote and defend his homeland. Perhaps that is a lesson Prime Minister Netanyahu could teach President Obama!