Saturday, March 7, 2015

Netanyahu's Speech Before Congress

Fox News -- Full Speech

“To be clear, it’s not just the Jews that the Iranians want to see eradicated. As Netanyahu explained, the philosophy of the Iranian regime is deeply rooted in radical Islam. 'The battle between Iran and ISIS doesn’t turn Iran into a friend of America – they’re competing for the crown of militant Islam. Both [groups] want to impose a militant Islamic empire. [They] just disagree amongst themselves who will rule the empire.'”

Different views of the speech

NY Times -- Mr. Netanyahu’s Unconvincing Speech to Congress

“Mr. Netanyahu’s speech offered nothing of substance that was new, making it clear that this performance was all about proving his toughness on security issues ahead of the parliamentary election he faces on March 17.”

WP - Charles Krauthammer - Netanyahu’s Churchillian Warning

“Like the Bourbons, however, Obama learns nothing. He persists in believing that Iran’s radical Islamist regime can be turned by sweet reason and fine parchment into a force for stability. It’s akin to his refusal to face the true nature of the Islamic State, Iran’s Sunni counterpart. He simply can’t believe that such people actually believe what they say.”