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1938, 03 Mar 15

Netanyahu’s Urgent Plea

He didn’t mince any words.

“We have been told that no deal is better than a bad deal. Well this is a bad deal. It is a very bad deal. We are better off without it,” Netanyahu said, building a case that Iran was not just bent on developing nuclear weapons but was determined to “gobble” up defenseless countries in a wider play for dominance in the Middle East.

“We are being told that the only alternative to this bad deal is war. That is just not true. The alternative to this bad deal is a much better deal,” Netanyahu said to deafening cheers in the House of Representatives chamber, while issuing a firm warning that Israel would stand alone if necessary to defend the existence of the Jewish people.

I was able to listen to the entire speech live. It was remarkable on several fronts. First, the content of the speech was downright scary and put the issue squarely in front of the listener. Iran’s actions supporting terrorists, support of violent jihad, and history of lying and violating previous agreements are well documented. The Iranian leaders are not to be trusted and Netanyahu clearly explained why the deal terms being proposed are potentially disastrous to the safety of the world. This could not be more true:

“…the greatest dangers facing our world is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons.”

The second aspect of the speech that was truly stunning was the pure moral clarity it conveyed. We all heard something that has been missing from our American politicians for quite some time. There was only one leader of the free world in Washington D.C. today, and he wasn’t in the White House.


1938, 03 March 2015


  1. Mark Maley

    Israeli intelligence said he lied about the threat the last time he spoke.
    He tried to scare us with information that was untrue .
    Why would we be fooled again ?

  2. Kevin scheunemann


    So those fighting the evil of Islam and the torture and execution of Christians in the Middle East are picked out for ridicule rather than support?

    Very disappointed. Israel has done more to fight evil in last week than Obama has done in last 5 years.

  3. Duke

    I’ve read the Bolan article, and quite frankly it sounds like a lot of administration propaganda. While it’s true that Israel has the firepower to destroy Iran a couple times over, that’s not the issue here. The issue is that it is totally unnecessary for Iran to enrich ANY uranium for peaceful purposes – none – nada! They don’t need centrifuges to craft uranium into fuel rods for reactors, and they don’t need intercontinental rockets to get the fuel rods into their “peaceful nuclear program.”

    The issue is preventing the acquisition by Iran of a weapon, and thus the cause of nuclear war in the middle east. To deny that Iran isn’t the quarterback in the Middle East Nuclear Superbowl is to adopt the Community Organizer In Chief’s attitude that “if I say it is so, then it becomes the truth.” That only works until the first detonation.

  4. Sandra Penzkover

    Yes I know it must hurt you terribly to refer to Our leader by name –PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA. Boehner is in a leadership position, BUT he is not THE LEADER OF OUR COUNTRY in any way shape or form. He NEVER should have invited Netanyahu when they his country is weeks away from an election. It is a GROSS impropriety. CONSERVATIVES like to have PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA in their HATE box. You would have criticized President Barack Obama for meeting with Netanyahu. He can never ever be successful in your minds or hearts. No matter what he does, you hate him and oppose him on any front. SHAME ON YOU!!!!

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    I thought Obama was doing an excellent job when he believed in marriage under God’s Design, one man, one woman, and when he supported the Defense of Marriage Act that Bill Clinton signed.

    I also think Obama did an excellent job killing Osama. He made a great call on that.

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