According to recent reports, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out against President Obama by telling Congress that an agreement he is currently negotiating would not prevent a nuclear Iran, but rather encourage it.
“That’s why this deal is so bad,” Netanyahu claimed. “It doesn’t block Iran’s path to the bomb, it paves Iran’s path to the bomb.”
Netanyahu’s address was delivered without the approval of the Obama administration, who felt it was risky to been seen as supporting a national leader so near to Israel’s election. Now, it looks like the administration should have been more worried about what Netanyahu was actually going to say.
The speech was met with several standing ovations, which indicates that Republicans and many Democrats were able to recognize what the plan from the Obama administration was lacking. Netanyahu was not afraid to say that Iran has not shown any goodwill toward other nations, and instead repeatedly supports terrorist acts around the world.
“So at a time when many hope that Iran will join the community of nations, Iran is busy gobbling up the nations,” Netanyahu concluded. “We must all stand together to stop Iran’s march of conquest, subjugation and terror…Iran and ISIS are competing for the crown of militant Islam. In this deadly game of thrones, there is no place for America or for Israel, no peace for Christians, Jews or Muslims who don’t share the Islamists’ medieval creed. No rights for women, no freedom for anyone. So when it comes to ISIS, the enemy of your enemy is your enemy.”
Netanyahu also claimed that Obama’s plan is inherently flawed, given that it would leave Iran without a nuclear apparatus, giving them a short “breakout” time to get a nuclear weapon. He also claimed that the agreement is set to expire in a decade.
“A decade may seem like a long time in a political life, but it’s a blink of an eye in the life of a nation,” he claimed. “It’s a blink of an eye in the life of our children. We all have a responsibility to consider what will happen when Iran’s nuclear capabilities are virtually unrestricted and all the sanctions will have been lifted.”
What do you think of Netanyahu’s comments? Do you support the Prime Minister?