Prime Minister Netanyahu established himself, filling the vacuum, as the leader of the free world yesterday. His address to Congress was clear, courageous, and historic and gave us hope that we have found the will and a way to turn away from President Obama’s fantasy of a partnership with Iran at any price.
Eight Senators and thirty six Representatives, all Democrats, boycotted the speech. They eternally diminished and besmirched themselves. The important fact is this: some 200 Democrats joined all Republicans with enthusiastic support of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s facts and his clear view in direct opposition to President Obama.
His historic speech was greeted with enthusiastic applause 40 times—often standing ovations. At one point he was interrupted after each sentence:
Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve come here today to tell you we don’t have to bet the security of the world on the hope that Iran will change for the better. We don’t have to gamble with our future and with our children’s future.
We can insist that restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program not be lifted for as long as Iran continues its aggression in the region and in the world.
Before lifting those restrictions, the world should demand that Iran do three things. First, stop its aggression against its neighbors in the Middle East. Second…
Second, stop supporting terrorism around the world.
And third, stop threatening to annihilate my country, Israel, the one and only Jewish state.
If you have not been able to watch this important speech here it is. Watch at your earliest opportunity. The very future of the world is at stake.
Dennis Prager wrote at the National Review Online before this Netanyahu speech to Congress explained Why Obama So Dislikes Netanyahu.
—Those who do not confront evil resent those who do.