And he will be joined by a star-studded galaxy of conservative leaders.
Appearing with the leading Republican presidential contender will be fellow candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, former Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, political commentator Glenn Beck, radio talk-show host Mark Levin and many others in what promises to be a huge rally to try stop the Iran deal at the Capitol on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama better recognize he lives in that proverbial glass house. It is shameful what happened today.
The White House twitter account tweeted out a cartoon of a bomb making fun of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו that was pretty juvenile and obnoxious to do to an ally especially on such an important issue as nuclear weapons. Making fun of PM Netanyahu about nuclear weapons? Horrible.
Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel’s intelligence minister on Monday proposed terms for a final nuclear accord with Iran which he said would be an improvement on the outline drawn up last week.
Yuval Steinitz told journalists that US President Barack Obama’s pledge to back Israel’s security was appreciated, but it did not outweigh the potential threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.
“If Iran will produce nuclear weapons, this is an existential threat to Israel,” Steinitz said.
Many U.S. Jewish leaders are unnerved both by the new Iran nuclear agreement and the public falling out between President Barack Obama and his Israeli counterpart, developments that are creating a rift in the durable alliance between Jews and the Democratic Party in the run-up to the 2016 elections.
Worried that Iran might still develop a nuclear weapon despite the accord announced Thursday, the Jewish leaders say they feel torn between an Obama administration that has pressed hard for a deal and an Israeli government that has repeatedly warned that Iran is a grave threat to the Jewish state and can’t be trusted to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are to be congratulated for their perseverance in pursuing an international pact on the subject of Iran and its pursuit of nuclear capabilities. It was not an easy feat and they deserve credit for pushing the government in Tehran and the other global powers to stay at the thing until they achieved an agreement.
Whether it is worth all the effort expended is another matter entirely. Iran has not yet proven it is willing to re-enter the global community of civilized nations. An agreement, after all, is just a piece of paper that guarantees nothing. Now that a deal is done, the West, and the United States in particular, must be even more vigilant and must watch carefully to see that the mullahs hold up their end of the bargain.
As soon as election returns confirmed Benjamin Netanyahu would remain Israel’s prime minister, the spin from the White House and its acolytes was that a peace deal with the Palestinians is now impossible.
How convenient for a president who loathes Netanyahu and whose support for Israel has always been suspect.
The characterization of Netanyahu as the impediment to peace is absurd. It stems from suggestions he made on the campaign trail that he no longer supports a two-state solution, a position he backed away from after the polls closed. If anyone should understand that politicians say one thing to get elected and do another once in office, it’s President Barack Obama.