Netanyahu invitation a bold move by Boehner

By January 30, 2015March 18th, 2015Foreign Policy

The U.S. should roll out the red carpet for Benjamin Netanyahu.

House Speaker John Boehner is making the kind of bold move we need to see more of by inviting the Israeli prime minister to speak before Congress in March to address Iran’s troubling nuclear program.

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Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton agrees. What’s the big deal?

“There is nothing improper or impolitic” about the invite, he said. “The audience will by definition be bipartisan, and the subject is of enormous gravity to the United States.”

So why is the Obama administration howling?

“The White House’s opposition to the invitation is unpresidential and, indeed, unprofessional diplomatically,” Bolton added.

President Obama, are you listening?

The visit is a last-ditch effort to address months of continued failed nuke talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and six other world powers that has allowed Iran to exploit loopholes in the interim agreement.

Both Democrats and Republicans will be at Netanyahu’s address, including U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) who have co-authored bipartisan legislation that will impose sanctions on Iran if it fails to reach an international agreement by June 30.

Bolton said he supports the bill because “anything that puts pressure on the Tehran regime” is a good thing. He added that “no one should believe that the sanctions have slowed down Iran’s nuclear weapons program or that any deal Tehran signs will inhibit them in any way.”

Sure, Netanyahu is in the midst of an election. So what. Iran’s nuclear ambitions trump that argument. Let him educate Congress and help make our world a safer place.

With so much at stake, we cannot allow Iran to continue to blatantly manipulate America with phony talks and bogus extensions while they defiantly continue to build their nuclear arsenal. The jig is up.

Especially given the fact that Iran is an Enemy 1 of Israel and has just called for the assassination of Netanyahu’s children, according to reports.

Congress cannot sit back and allow Kerry and the president’s ineffective and stalled nuke talks to put our ally Israel at risk of a potential nuclear Holocaust.

It’s time to be bold.

Adriana Cohen is co-host of “Boston Herald Drive” on Herald Radio and WMEX 1510 AM weekdays from 7-9 a.m. Follow Adriana on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.

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