In the wake of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to Congress, House Minority Leader [mc_name name=’Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’P000197′ ] said in a statement that she was “saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge posed by Iran…”, and referred to the speech as “an insult to the intelligence of the United States.” This from a woman who genuinely insults our intelligence nearly every time she opens her mouth.
The State Department has issued a number of statements as well, perhaps the most bewildering of which came from the now infamous Marie Harf who said that the Prime Minister offered nothing new or specific in his address, and that, “we need to be very clear about what we’re trying to achieve and what the alternatives look like, not in a fantasy world, not in a world without specifics, but in the real world.”
I watched the entire address of Mr. Netanyahu, and can honestly say that I never, not once, felt like my intelligence was being insulted. Further, it was clear to me that, of all of the principles who are speaking to terrorism generally, and to the activities of Iran specifically, the Israeli Prime Minister is surely operating with a very clear vision of the “real world.” It would seem that Obama’s regime, by merely continuing negotiations with an active sponsor of worldwide terror that continues to call for the elimination of the Jewish state, and has shown repeatedly that it can’t be trusted, especially in matters related to its nuclear program, can much more accurately be described as being in a “fantasy world.”
There was not a hint of condescension in the Prime Minister’s address – I heard only a thoughtful, rational, realistic, experience-guided, and heartfelt plea that Americans arise from their slumber and join him in the “real world” now, or face a much less pleasant reality later.
And as for the likes of Pelosi and Harf casting aspersions on the intelligence and the understanding of reality possessed by Mr. Netanyahu…I’m speechless.