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Friday, October 21, 2016

Boehner Slams White House ‘Animosity’ Toward Netanyahu

Boehner Slams White House ‘Animosity’ Toward Netanyahu

Washington (AFP) – House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday accused the White House of “animosity” towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose planned speech before the U.S. Congress has stirred up a political furor in both countries.

Boehner defended his decision to invite Netanyahu to give an address on Iran’s nuclear program before Congress next month, flouting diplomatic convention which says that such an invitation should have come from U.S. President Barack Obama.

Boehner said he felt it was important to do an end-run around White House “interference,” amid a raging debate over whether to soften sanctions on Tehran.

“I wanted to make sure that there was no interference,” he said about his decision to issue the invitation to the Israeli leader.

“There’s no secret here in Washington about the animosity that this White House has for Prime Minister Netanyahu,” Boehner told the Fox News Sunday television program, adding, “frankly, I didn’t want them getting in the way.”

“It’s an important message that the American people need to hear,” Boehner, the top House Republican, added.

“I’m glad that he’s coming and I’m looking forward to what he has to say.”

Obama, a Democrat, has refused to meet Netanyahu during his Washington trip next month, saying diplomatic protocol forbids him from doing so, since the Israeli leader is running for re-election on March 17.

The two leaders have had a famously frosty relationship, which has grown even more tense as a result of the disagreement over Netanyahu’s upcoming speech.

Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany — known as the P5+1 — have been seeking a comprehensive accord with Iran that would prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb in return for an easing of economic sanctions.

Netanyahu has vowed — despite the presidential snub and pushback from Congressional Democrats — to deliver his speech to Congress as negotiators work toward the political outline of a deal by March 31.

The cut-off point for the technical details of a comprehensive accord by June 30.

AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan

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  • jmprint

    If Boehner wanted to make Presidential decisions, then he should have campaigned as such. He is so arrogant, he gags me.

    • Alvin Harrison

      Now now…that’s not nice….But it is true!

    • highpckts

      When Boehner last ran for his seat in his district, there was a very well liked Sheriff that decided to run against him, a Dem. Lo and behold a 1/4 way through the race the Sheriff withdrew! You don’t suppose someone got to him? Just a thought.

  • FT66

    If Beohner thinks he works hand in hand with Netanyahu and not with the President and his people, why can’t he move over and work there with Netanyahu, instead of staying in US pull in the salary, as the work he does is not appreciated by people who pay him.

    • Independent1

      That sounds like a great suggestion!! Especially if he would take Emperor McConnell along with him.

      A number of right-wing posters on the NM love to call Obama an Emperor – but Mitch McConnell has acted like an Emperor BY FAR more often, than anyone could realisticly accuse Obama of, even when stretching the point, by single handedly deciding to use the ‘fake filibuster’ more than 425 times to prevent legislation that would have benefited millions of Americans (including his own constituents) from being enacted into law; even though he was clearly not only a member of the senate minority, but a member of a senate minority party that had received more than 30 million less votes from the American people while sitting in Congress.

      Note that even today, the supposed GOP majority senate, is actually representing a large minority of the American people having received 20 million plus less votes in just the 2014 election.
      And a number of pieces of legislation that Mitch chose to filibuster, had been passed via bi-partisan votes in the House, but Mitch, all by himself, decided that because that legislation might make Obama look good, decided in his enigmatic style as an Emperor to filibuster it.

  • Ogbonnaya Okike

    Boehner`s action and Netanyahu`s response will put them in a more worldly dislike. Under Netanyahu Israel and the Jewish people have lost many friends such as Sweden.

    • Grannysmovin

      Based on his recent comments that called on Jews in Europe to move to Israel in the wake of an attack on a synagogue in
      Copenhagen, Denmark. Do you think Europe may have considered that a poke in the eye? Where will Israel put all these people if they go home to Israel? How much more aid will Israel need from the U.S. if they all come home?

  • 1standlastword

    Who is responsible for censuring the speaker of the house when he “flouts” diplomatic convention and then postures with aggressive speech in the national media; which when stated as it reads above disrespectful and in my opinion a likely breech of contract.

    Is Obama failing to exercise his authority and manage his administration by allowing this audacious behavior from the churlish Mr. Boehner??

    • Independent1

      I’m no scholar of the Constitution but my best understanding is that the President has no authority over Congress, anymore than any individual in Congress has any real authority over the President. Therefore, Obama is not ailing to exercise his authority and manage his administration, as Boehner is no part of Obama’s Administration which is limited the the Executive Branch of our government.

      • Alvin Harrison

        Quit using facts as an argument… :=)

  • Lo Wodor

    When thinking about the conflict in the Middle East, we should also be aware of Martin Luther’s admonition that Jews were unwelcome in Europe.

  • charleo1

    I suppose by now it’s no secret the U.S. has within it’s government, those who despise this President more than they respect any protocol. In fact, I would doubt, almost nothing the GOP would do at this point, surprises our Allies, or our enemies. As a citizen, I am embarrassed for my Country, and the Republican Party. To see it’s willingness to drag the fight out of the House, and into the front yard in front of all the neighbors, so to speak. Cussing, spewing epitaphs, and even drawing in partisan friends of the family, into the undignified hullabaloo. I feel for Israel in this as well. But the World has certainly seen worse. And this too will pass.

    • Alvin Harrison

      By God..I am getting prouder and prouder…

    • Independent1

      What should really be scaring the America people, is that someone as totally incompetent and clueless as John Boehner, is second in line to take over the presidency should something happen to Obama and Biden – that thought really scares me!!!!

      • Blueberry Hill

        Totally agree! That Boehner POS doesn’t even deserve to be in our government at all. He knows nothing about governing. He only knows how to destroy, and that is all he does:: DESTROY.

      • charleo1

        Perish the thought! That goes without saying, to be sure. But, I think many Americans are becoming very concerned at the prospect of a Republican controlled government. And with good cause, given what we witnessed with Bush, and his Republican majorities. As well as the Conservative Court. Along with the Party’s radical shift to extremist positions. The T-Party Caucus’ proclivity for reckless irresponsibility. With their seeming single minded determination to cripple the Federal Government at any cost. Boehner’s constant erroneous insistences, that the American People are behind him, as he allows a small group of ideologues to threaten the economy, and millions of people’s jobs, in one contrived crisis, and extortion attempt after the next. They act as if they feel totally impervious to the American People. As well many of them are, in their electorally hidebound districts. But, this is definitely not what the People want. The People have never seen such things. Not in our collective memories anyway. And certainly didn’t ask for them, or support them in anywhere near majority numbers. Mitch McConnell said the American People shouldn’t fear a Republican Majority in Congress. Which I consider one the scariest things I’ve ever heard a politician say in my life!

      • Buzzi Butt

        John Boehner on the right, Joe Biden somewhere else. Both are a scary thoughts for President.

  • Dominick Vila

    Boehner and his cohorts tried this tactic in 2008 and 2012, and it backfired on them. Efforts to convince Jewish-Americans that President Obama is their enemy are falling on deaf ears, largely because the Jewish community is one of the best educated and politically active in the country. Boehner assumes that all Jewish Americans support Netanyahu and his policies, they do not.

    • jam

      Dominick Vila, You are right in most of your posts that I’ve read, (many), so I hope you are right about the Jewish community.

  • Grannysmovin

    Why isn’t the Speaker talking about the animosity that Netanyahu has for Obama? Exactly where is Speaker Boehner’s first allegiance, to Israel and Netanyahu or to the United States and the Office of the President.

    So whose job is it to set foreign policy, the Speaker of the House or the President? Who is the one interfering Speaker Boehner and isn’t the President suppose to be involved with all things related to Foreign Policy?

    Why aren’t Democrats demanding that the GOP and Netanyahu, respect the Office of the President, the process in which “we the people” put someone into that office and who sets foreign policy for the United States of America. Why are Democrats not demanding that elected legislators not put a Foreign Leader over the President of the United States. Because of Netanyahu’s actions I question whether Israel is our ally and friend.

  • atc333

    This action by Boehner is just one more example of the GOP’s implementation of its hatred of all things Obama, regardless of the consequences to this nation, or its allies.

    The fact that the GOP opposes polices which were previously embraced and promoted by the Republican Party is one example. The fact that the GOP has announced that it will defund Homeland Security if it does not get its way on other issues is another. The attempts of Boehner to shove the Israeli P.M. stick into Obama’s eye by having him speak to Congress is just one more example of how hopelessly self serving at any cost the GOP has become.

    The GOP, the Party of Greedy Old People has no plan, no answers, no solutions for America, What it does have is an insane desire to insure that no one else will either. Where is tax reform? Where is job creation legislation? Where is minimum wage legislation? Where is equal pay for equal work? Where is rebuilding our nation’s failing infrastructure which kills more Americans than 60 Benghazi attacks? Where are the hearings on that issue? Where is the caring concern for the 98% who are the very reasons for this nation’s existence? The GOP has become a failed party with only its own self interests at heart, remaining in power, and insuring a continued flow of major financial contributions to its coffers to do so.

    • Alvin Harrison

      Ok…so go ahead and say everything that needs to be said on this issue and leave nothing left for any of us to say…greedy SOB…:=)

    • jam

      atc333 WELL SAID!!
      Every one should read and thank you.

  • Joe T

    By Steve Baldwin for the Western Center for Journalism

    Most Americans don’t realize we have elected a president whom we know very little about.

    Researchers have discovered that Obama’s autobiographical books are little more than PR stunts, as they have little to do with the actual events of his life. The fact is we know less about President Obama than perhaps any other president in American history and much of this is due to actual efforts to hide his record. This should concern all Americans.

    A nation-wide network of researchers has sprung up to attempt to fill in the blanks, but at every opportunity Obama’s high-priced lawyers have built walls around various records or simply made them disappear. It is estimated that Obama’s legal team has now spent well over $1.4 million dollars blocking access to documents every American should have access to. The question is why would he spend so much money to do this?

    The president who campaigned for a more “open government” and “full disclosure” will not unseal his medical records, his school records, his birth records or his passport records. He will not release his Harvard records, his Columbia College records, or his Occidental College records—he will not even release his Columbia College thesis. All his legislative records from the Illinois State Senate are missing and he claims his scheduling records during those State Senate years are lost as well. In addition, no one can find his school records for the elite K-12 college prep school, Punahou School, he attended in Hawaii.

    What is he hiding? Well, for starters, some of these records will shed light on his citizenship and birth.

    • Shaymamma8

      Why should President Obama release any of his personal information? No other president in this country had to put up with this crap. Why? Because, no other president was black. If you think the government did not vet him before he won the nomination, you truly are insane.

      • Alvin Harrison

        What he/she said!…so there!

      • Joe T

        Ghostwriter communique’
        parallel time 21:13
        Under the terms of the United States Constitution, someone who wants to become the president of America must be a natural born United States citizen who is at least 35 years old and who has lived as a resident of the US for 14 years. These are the only legal requirements for the position, but many people have many expectations of presidential candidates which could be considered informal requirements. Additionally, anyone wanting to run for president must have access to very large sums of money, as a campaign costs a great deal of money.

        Constitutional Requirements

        The terms of citizenship for presidential candidates are interpreted very strictly. Any person wishing to run must be a natural born citizen, meaning that immigrants are not eligible to run, no matter how long they have lived in the US. If a child of American citizens is born abroad, he or she is technically considered a natural born citizen, and can therefore run for president. The requirement for being a permanent resident in the US for at least 14 years is meant to ensure that anyone running is aware of general issues which impact the American people.

        Most Americans want their presidential candidates to be of good character. While a felon could technically run for president, his or her campaign would be unlikely to succeed. The morals and ethics of candidates are often carefully scrutinized, especially by their opponents, so those who wish to run for president try to keep their personal lives clean.

        Many American presidents have been publicly religious, and almost all have had families as well. Although these two traits are by no means required to run for President, they are often expected. Experience is also an important aspect of a campaign. Most citizens prefer to vote for people who have served in public office before, since it implies that they are experienced in dealing with similar positions. Military experience is also expected of many candidates, especially those who are old enough to have served in a major war.

        Another important aspect of running for president is public speaking and charisma. Presidents undergo a long, grueling campaign trail; criss-crossing the country in an effort to garner votes. While doing this, they must be able to speak persuasively and clearly about major issues even when they’re tired. Charisma makes a presidential candidate more accessible to potential voters, which can strengthen a campaign greatly. One of the most well-known examples of this was the Kennedy campaign in 1960, when Kennedy appeared much more confident and charismatic in televised debates than his opponent, Richard Nixon.

        Financial Requirements

        Anyone wanting to run for president needs to be wealthy, or at least able to access a lot of funding during the campaign. Candidates generally spend hundreds of millions of US Dollars (USD) in the first few months of campaigning alone, and an entire campaign can cost between $700 million and $1 billion USD. Though much of this comes from fundraising, candidates still have to provide a substantial amount of money, especially at the beginning of a campaign.

    • Grannysmovin

      Where is your documented proof of the statements you made? Other than Faux news, Breitbart news, Alex Jones, Donald Trump or Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio where do you get your information. Are there any non-partisan sources?

      • Joe T

        Ghostwriter communique’
        parallel time 13:23

        With all due respect to your senior age in life, sadly your comment posited as a question categorically establishes that you are displaying illiteracy; and/or you may be verily suffering from senility dementia causing an ill diminished mental capacity for you to comprehend what you read.
        Mr. Steve Baldwin is the author of the said article, which is in public records/domain.
        best wishes…always

        • Grannysmovin

          First Western Journalism Center has a division called WorldNetDaily as well. This is a conservative muck raking organization. The author Stephan Baldwin is an Evangelical Christian Conservative – a little bias would’t you say. At the bottom of his article is an invitation for every birther, conspiracy theorist to contact them with information on Obama. Why is posting a question(s) displaying illiteracy? I am not suffering from senility or dementia. My mental capacity is just fine, so much so that I am well aware that your avoiding providing any proof or answer questions which indicates you have no argument. Where is the non-partisan sources for Mr. Baldwin’s assertions and yours.
          Have a wonderful day.

        • highpckts

          There are a lot in the public records but that doesn’t make them all true! But then, like a child, you will believe anything you want to believe!!

          • Joe T


        • highpckts

          I also find it kind of odd that with all the “spy” capability that is at the government’s fingertips, that the GOP didn’t find one thing to stop the President from becoming President! And yet, here you are, coming up with all this that is supposedly God’s word!! Simple minds!!

          • Joe T

            With all due respect to your acuity skills (?)
            You could “never” make it in a covert agency
            Here’s a clue for you to ponder, some people can think out of the box, some can’t…… in the covert world you have to think outside of the circle….that’s enough for U to think about. Except try this…
            2 ppl on a high cliff, one jumps and kills their self; who jumped first? Think before you answer, you won’t get it correct. Can you spell DNA without help.
            What yr was the 1812 war fought in? Who fought?
            What did Napoleon say about the enemy? Enough!

          • highpckts

            Joe T you don’t empress me! You can throw out the fancy words and formulas and correct punctuation but that doesn’t make you a reasonable or even nice person!

          • Joe T

            Ghostwriter communique’

          • Joe T

            Ghostwriter communiqué
            parallel time 17:27
            Yeah… expected response….ps…you misspelled impress and needed a punctuation…..and…other errors, but who cares.
            Sorry for being vituperative with you, but we work on the edge. We are beyond being reasonable, it’s called being active cognitive resonance without illusions.
            best regards….always

    • jmprint

      When we elected Reagan, we didn’t know he wore suspenders either. We didn’t know he had Alzheimers and was used as a puppet. How many presidents did you get to know before you voted for them?

    • Eleanore Whitaker

      Again Joe T strikes out at a president he hates hates hates hates. Do these twerps EVER give it up?

      Let’s see what “I” know about President Obama. He was a junior Senator from IL and a Democrat. Prior to that he was a Constitutional law professor and a very active community volunteer. Gee…put the man on a cross and let him hang for daring to want to help his community and his country.

      Let’s see, according to his birth certificate, he was born August 4, 1961. He’s 6 ft 1in. tall and weighs 180 lbs. – 10 lbs less than the Average American man of that height.

      He was educated at Occidental, Columbia University and Harvard Law school and was a professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School where he was a lecturer and later a senior lecturer. His parents, Mother Ann and father Barak Sr. met while students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He holds a J.D. and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard.

      His wife, Michelle LaVaugh Robinson Obama, worked as an aide to Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago.

      Joe T. needs a lobotomy. He doesn’t know the size of Obama’s kidneys or his Fruit of the Looms. That alone sets Joe T off in a paranoid schizo episode.

    • Independent1

      You mean typical right-wing researchers who have trouble comprehending a ‘Dick & Jane’ book? Researchers that are typically as dishonest as those working at the Heritage Foundation? That will make up one contrived story after another like the typical RWNJ like YOU???

      Get lost!! You’re as idiotic and clueless as a RWNJ comes!!

      You’re ‘researchers” have as much credibility as the blatant liar that you are!!!

      See these excerpts from PoliticalCorrection:

      Lies, Damn Lies, And The Heritage Foundation

      The Heritage Foundation describes itself as “a research and educational institution—a think tank” and boasts of “performing timely, accurate research on key policy issues and effectively marketing these findings to our primary audiences: members of Congress, key congressional staff members, policymakers in the executive branch, the nation’s news media, and the academic and policy communities.”

      But, without even getting into its thoroughly absurd economic projections, Heritage is comically dishonest. It credits tax cuts with economic growth that preceded them. It claims a reduction in tax rates isn’t a tax cut. It suggests nobody claimed the Bush tax cuts would pay for themselves, when in fact both the Bush administration and Heritage itself made exactly that claim. Again and again, Heritage crosses the line between “wrong” and “dishonest.”

      Read more here:

    • Wedge Shot

      You are a stupid moron with an IQ below zero. Maybe you don’t know anything about President Obama because you are are mentally defective but don’t assume that people with an average brain don’t know.
      Obama is the President of the United States and you have the thinking capacity of an Amoeba.

      • Joe T

        Ghostwriter communique’
        parallel time 22:44

        WOW….you really got your illiterate point across, graduated from high school we guess top of yur clas.

        TERRORISM BY Islamic Radical ism by Muslims, who don’t follow Islamic teachings.

        ISIS militants reportedly burn to death 45 people in western Iraqi town.

        Published February 17, 2015


        If you need an example just look at Europe & see how well they are doing !!! If that isnt insanity I dont know what is !!! With their open borders they will be overrun by Islamic radicals in no time, if they havent already been overrun !!! Europe will be gone forever, blown to smithereens by those insane Muslims !!! Is this what we want for America????

        1:54 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 17

        Islamic State militants reportedly have burned to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi on Tuesday, just five miles away from an air base staffed by hundreds of U.S. Marines.

        The identities of the victims are not clear, the local police chief told the BBC, but some are believed to be among the security forces that have been clashing with ISIS for control of the town. ISIS fighters reportedly captured most of the town last week.

        Col. Qasim Obeidi, pleading for help from the Iraqi government and international community, said a compound that houses families of security personnel and officials is now under siege.

        The reports come days after ISIS released a video purportedly showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians along a beach in Libya, sparking an international outcry, including commendation from Pope Francis, who called the killings “barbaric.”

        On Friday, a media group linked to ISIS released a four-minute video titled “Peshmerga Captives in Kirkuk Province,” which purportedly showed Kurdish prisoners — imprisoned in iron cages — being driven around on trucks in Iraq, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute.

        The imagery of the prisoner convoy in orange uniforms was similar to the scenes of an execution of a Jordanian pilot. In a video released by ISIS two weeks ago, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh was shown being burned alive in a cage.

        We’ll purchase you a one way ticket to ISISland , like Disneyland, except YOU are the entertainment for them…..They will hold a barbecue party for YOU, that includes YOU…..You Idiot Obama lover; Have FUN.

        • highpckts

          Well whoever this “ghostwriter” is I would certainly believe him after all you are a child with a childs belief in everything that is fantasy!!

      • jamaicajoe

        _Please, no insulting the amoeba’s or is it amoebae?

      • itsfun

        But he knows a lot about Obama and his social security fraud. You are right Obama is the President, amazing how many ignorant voters we have in this country. Do you even have a IQ? You just keep drinking the kool aid from Obama and keep watching our country go to heck.

    • jamaicajoe

      Oh puhleeze. Another “Birther”. Get a life, move out of your Moms basement.

      • Joe T

        Ghostwriter communique’
        parallel time 22:59

        There are no addresses listed in New York where he attended Columbia University, but there is one listed for him in nearby Jackson, NJ, with a Social Security number beginning with 485.

        713 Hart Senate Office Building

        In Massachusetts – where Obama attended Harvard Law School – we find three addresses, all using the 042 Social Security number. After Obama was elected to the United States Senate in 2005, he moved into an apartment at 300 Massachusetts Ave NW; the Social Security number attached to that address is the 042 one. Yet, three years later, Obama used a different Social Security number for an address listed as: 713 Hart Senate Office Building. This was the address of his United States Senate office. This Social Security number began with 282 and was verified by the government in 2008.

        This mystery grows even stranger as other addresses and Social Security numbers for Barack Obama appear in a dozen other states not known to be connected to him. Again, I am excluding those records names not spelled exactly like his name.

        Tennessee, one address with a Social Security number beginning with 427

        Colorado, one address, with a Social Security number beginning with 456.

        Utah, two addresses, with two Social Security numbers beginning with 901 and 799.

        Missouri has one address and one Social Security number beginning with 999.

        Florida has two addresses listed for his him, three if you count one listed as “Barry Obama.” One is connected to a Social Security number beginning with 762.

        In Georgia there are three addresses listed for him, all with different Social Security numbers: 579, 420, and 423.

        In Texas there are four different addresses listed for him, one is connected to Social Security number 675.

        There are two addresses listed for Barack Obama in Oregon and one address listed for him in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

        All told, there are 49 addresses and 16 different Social Security numbers listed for a person whose name is spelled “Barack Obama.” In some cases, the middle initial “H” is listed. If you were to expand the search to include closely related names such as: “Barac,” “Barak,” and “Barrack” Obama, you would find more than a dozen additional addresses and Social Security numbers.

        Finally, the one Social Security number Obama most frequently used, the one beginning with 042, is a number issued in Connecticut sometime during 1976-1977, yet there is no record of Obama ever living or working in Connecticut. Indeed, during this time period Obama would have been 15-16 years old and living in Hawaii at the time.

        Ann, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham

        Nevertheless, all this mystery surrounding Obama appears to be a generational thing. Researchers have discovered nearly a dozen aliases, at least two different Social Security numbers, and upwards of over 99 separate addresses for Ann Dunham, his mother. We do know she worked for the ultra liberal Ford Foundation but we also know she may have earned some income from pornographic poses, as evidenced by photos recently discovered by some researchers—how embarrassing. The only thing researchers are able to find out about Obama’s mother is the fact she made porn. I’m sure that’s a first for presidential mothers.

        • jamaicajoe

          Next you will find evidence he was son of Lee Harvey Oswald. The internet is a million monkeys tapping on keyboards.

          • Joe T

            Ghostwriter communique’
            parallel time 0255

            Yeah , and it’s clear U R 1
            copy that on an early beat

          • Joe T

            Ghostwriter communique’
            parallel time 0258
            input info


            Frank & Joe. These are some of the things that I don’t understand. I know nothing about google, blog site, F book, twitter, I am lucky I can find these comments to read and reply to. All my comments are directed to our President , who does not know if he is black or white. Doesn’t know where he was born. Does not know his Social Security number, so he took some else’s. Does not know where he went to school, which I don’t think he ever did. Is a dyed in the wool Queer who hates guns, because everyone wants to shoot him. I could go on, & on forever, but when I get all done, and my comments have been taken into CONSIDERATION, my whole stinking page seems to vanish. He is going to destroy this Country unless I can find him loose somewhere alone, and I’ll sic my Miniature D oberman on him, because even she knows how bad I hate him. She knows that if she could rid of him, I would be a lot more pleasant to be around.

            1:50 a.m., Monday Feb. 23

    • highpckts

      Get a life and quit with the conspiracy “theories”!! Geezus, grow up for God’s sake!

  • David

    god bless the crew of the USS Liberty

  • Julieann Wozniak

    So we’re supposed to bow down before all far right-ring politicos? I don’t think so. Likud may be the neocon’s wet dream; I’m hoping that their voted out of power and replaced by rational leaders.

  • stsintl

    John Boehner is not the Speaker of the US House of Representatives. He is the Speaker of the Israeli Knesset. He thinks US is a North American Colony of Great Israel. Here is what Ariel Sharon had to say about our Congress.
    “Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.” Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001, to
    Shimon Peres, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    Actually, since the newest GOP Senator, Bibi Netanyahu, from the State of Israel, is to dole out his foreign policy dictates while we all hand his “state” more of our tax dollars and he blasts our president, we should all just knuckle under to Boehner.

    But wait. Senator Netanyahu is being used by the GOP worse than a GOP dockside harlot. Boehner and his “Get Obama” boys will use the newest senator, they hope, to get the all important Jewish vote from the newest US state and those who live in other US states.

    Boehner foolishly assume that the Jewish religion is stronger than the bond between Americans with no or little religious affiliation. He is so sure that all he and his GOP thugs have to do is make a rock star of Senator Netanyahu and Israelis will convince any Jewish Americans that they must, must, must vote in 2016 for a GOP president if they don’t want to lose their US funding.

  • Blueberry Hill

    Boehner has a lot of nerve complaining about with another lie that the President has animosity towards Bibi. Boehner, himself is a traitorous SOB who shows HIS animosity towards OUR President every day. Boehner has no loyalty to his own President or our country. He is a drunken lunatic that doesn’t deserve to hold the seat he holds in our government. He has done absolutely NOTHING to earn his “title”.


  • Wedge Shot

    Bibi thinks he is President of the United States. He should go back to Israel and try running that country.

  • jamaicajoe

    Boehner is just an idiot.

  • Will

    I think it is WAY past time that our elected officials…particularly the GOP….quit bowing down, quit getting so aroused and messing themselves because the PM of Israel would like to come over here and spew his nonsense.

    The same nonsense, the war mongering, the fear mongering and utter propaganda that we have been listening to for the last 60 years.

    It is also WAY past time this country severs our slavish obedience to Israel. Once this happens, you will begin to see the path to…at least tacit….peace in the middle east.

    This is NOT being anti-simitic. This is being RATIONAL, FACTUAL and having some semblance of common sense in that part of the world.

  • Mikey7a

    Admitting that I am woefully uneducated as to what Congress is permitted to do, without asking the POTUS for permission, I have a question. If the person invited to address our Congress was from a Country considered an enemy, say Kim Jong-un, or perhaps Hassan Rouhani, without President Obama’s blessing, would this be O.K.?

    I am well aware that the GOP’s leadership HATES our President due to his skin color, but is what Boehner doing even legal? If so, why?

  • Ama Zohn

    Where’s Joe Biden in all this? Wasn’t he supposed to be some sort of Middle East expert?