A lot of the commentary on the shocking/outrageous/inappropriate/unprecedented/ dangerous invitation from the Republican leadership to Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress about our Iran policy, thereby undermining Obama’s negotiations, has said that Netanyahu shouldn’t have accepted the invitation or the Republicans shouldn’t have invited him. A couple of liberal Jewish organizations, for instance, are pleading with Congress to delay the speech.
But they did invite him. And he did accept the invitation, for March.
The Republicans and neocons and Netanyahu have all taken action. But our side is being passive.
Here is the real challenge to all those who don’t want another war in the Middle East: Tell your congressperson not to undermine our president’s efforts to strike a deal with Iran. Tell your congressperson not to attend the speech. That’s right. Tell your congressperson to give Benjamin Netanyahu the cold shoulder, lest he lead our country to war, or undermine the American president on his efforts to strike a deal with Iran.
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Butcher Ben has been lobbying for a US attack on Iran, because Iran has threatened Israel. Iran lacks the capability to make good those threats. Butcher Ben also wants Israel to remain the only illegal nuclear power in the near east. For a foreign leader to be invited lobby Congress to undermine the President’s foreign policy is unprecedented and seditious. I urge you to tell your Congress critter to boycott Netanyahu’s appearance. I also would consider it appropriate for them to show Netanyahu their back, because of the total disrespect he is showing this nation by participating in this Republican scheme.