Diary

BOYCOTTING NETANYAHU'S SPEECH

      Belittlement and marginalization of Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu were primary goals of Vice President Biden and Democrats who boycotted his Congressional speech. Surely, Israel’s enemies will interpret the walkout as proof of lost American support. It could encourage Hamas and Hezbollah to increase rocket attacks on innocent Jewish men, women and children.
Evidently, in conjunction with President Obama’s refusal to recognize terrorist acts by radical Islamists, he has decided to replace our long-standing friend and supporter , Israel, with Iran, a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”. He seems committed to consummating a nuclear weapons deal with a country that threatened to “Wipe Israel off the face of the earth”, an act similar to the Nazi holocaust almost 75 years ago. This decision completely abandons presidential policies by both his Democrat and Republican predecessors.
Why befriend a radical Islamic dictatorship and castigate a friendly Jewish democracy? Why trust a nation with the blood of American military personnel on its hands? Why conclude an agreement with a country violating promises to allow United Nation’s atomic energy inspectors to see their nuclear weapon facilities? It borders on insanity to let Iran maintain any uranium enriching centrifuges needed for nuclear weapons. Why trust a regime building intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads to American shores?
No matter what one’s political philosophy or partisanship may be President Obama’s decisions concerning Israel and Iran make absolutely no sense. More than that, they may increase the possibility of greater, unnecessary loss of life in the future.