Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the Free World

I watched Netanyahu’s speech today, live. After some respectful words for the U.S. president who despises him – a classy move that Obama could not duplicate even if he were hypnotized or drugged – the Israeli prime minister laid out, in the clearest possible language, the threat posed by a nuclear Iran. It was a rousing speech, filled with awareness of the ominous progress that Iran has made toward developing an aggressive nuclear-weapons capability, somber in its criticism of the deal currently being negotiated between the U.S. and Iran, yet inspirational in its call for courage and steadfastness in standing up to Islamism and its murderous dreams of conquest.

If Obama has ever given a speech that matches this one in clarity, reason, honesty and sincerity, I will eat my not inconsiderable collection of hats.

By the way, since we now have “net neutrality”, does that mean Ayatollah Khamenei gets equal time?

Meanwhile, the usual pustules of the progressive press weigh in., and Nancy Pelosi has a melt-down (come to think of it, thanks to the ranting of these useful idiots, Khamenei has already enjoyed far more than equal time).


bruce said...

"The great speech-maker" meets a truly great one.

bruce said...

"Now, if Iran threatens to walk away from the table -- and this often happens in a Persian bazaar -- call their bluff. They'll be back, because they need the deal a lot more than you do...."

He goes on to imply that the current Obama deal is too weak, we need to make it much tougher and he sets out how.


That's a clear alternate proposal, yet they pretend they didn't hear it. He didn't say walk away, he said you need to drive a harder deal like a Persian bazaar (racist!), that Obama and Rice are currently being ripped off!

We should all have national leaders like him.

Paco said...

Yes, we should.

rinardman said...

It's sad we have to experience a real leader vicariously.

Paco said...

R-man: At least he provides a benchmark.

Robert of Ottawa said...

And on the same day, Boner, eunuch of the free republic, gives King Barry all he wants.

What is the point of voting:

Paco said...

Robert: Yeah, I guess he timed that just right. As you say, what's the point of voting?

HAL9000 said...

Well the most common alternative to counting votes is counting rifles.

As for not transferring intel information, if the Mossad didn't transfer intel to the CIA, the US would probably have little intel on the Middle East, except imagery from air and space. Certainly no HUMINT to speak of. It's a two-way street.

We have an administration that makes policy according to the personal prejudices and peeves of the President and, most likely, his advisers. The pettiness of their treatment of Netanyahu makes them look incredibly small-minded and incapable of foreseeing the results of their actions (as if we did not know that already). This is the culmination of empowering the people who believe "the personal is political." They neglect the interests of the country for their personal snits and prejudices, acting out of ignorance and arrogance. They do not know what they do not understand, and they are too arrogant to learn from those who do know. They act out of petty and petulant motives. No wonder their policies stumble into failure whenever they are put into effect.