White House Apoplectic Netanyahu is Coming to Washington
The White House’s outrage over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to speak before Congress in March — a move he failed to coordinatewith the administration — began to seep through the diplomatic cracks on Friday, with officials telling Haaretz the Israeli leader had “spat” in President Barack Obama’s face.
“We thought we’ve seen everything,” the newspaper quoted an unnamed senior US official as saying. “But Bibi managed to surprise even us.
“There are things you simply don’t do. He spat in our face publicly and that’s no way to behave. Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price,” he said.
Hold up. A foreign leader’s decision to accept a formal invitation to address members of Congress, by the US Speaker of the House, is equivalent to an act of pure insolence and disrespect? I don’t think so. After all, he was invited.Follow enlightenedlbrl