today is about 4 things...maybe 5...
FOUR THINGS YOU CAN'T RECOVER:
the Stone after the throw.
the Word after it's said.
the Occasion after it's missed.
the Time after it's gone.
and one more:
the Bomb after it's dropped.
well, I watched it.
I wouldn't miss it for the world --
-- given the momentous occasion, a world leader having his third visit speaking before America's Congress
-- given the highly anticipated argument and choice of words he would make on behalf of freedom and liberty and peace... not only for Israel -- not only for the benefit of the Middle East -- but bearing in mind the full glory of the natural progression taking place in the moment, recognizing his message cascading the globe like a stone's throw ripples in time. It's immediate and without a second thought. boom
Of course, between the moment he entered the chamber -- to a house on it's feet -- all the way to the very end -- he was met with bipartisan support and enthusiasm and respect and applause. What was it, like forty something standing O's!
You know, just a girl has just another thought; President Obama could have avoided diplomatic embarrassment by first of all, showing up -- not missing the freaking huge occasion! And second, perhaps not acting like a petulant child before, during and after the speech heard round the world! Grow up!
[John Boehner has done ONE thing right; and that one thing was taking advantage of Bibi being in town for AIPAC and asking him to spend a little time before Congress. But for all I know, perhaps Bibi RSVP'd to Boehner before committing to AIPAC...who really knows which came first, as a plethora of chickens and eggs come to mind.]
No bother. Let's move.on.org.
The president went with seeming totally dumbfounded, markedly unaffected by Bibi's lack of "any viable alternatives." And went on and on and on with his usual nothing to see here... he's offering nothing new...in an un-mistakable mocking of an
opponent - ally. An ally who is being surrounded in the region from almost all sides, as we watch the moves made by Iran around the region... gifting weaponry and bombs and support to the Iraqi military with the expectation of nothing in return, right. Just out of the kindness of their hearts. so sweet.
Jennifer Rubin, of the Right Turn column @ the Washington Post, gives us a tight response on the president's response to all of it. Check it out, here. It even includes a video stream of democrats coming out of the chamber and heading straight for the podium to commence the international backstabbing of a "friend forever" "mean it" moment with a string of partisan one-ups-man-woman-ship. Am I right, Nancy?
And speaking of bomb throwers, here's the catch on the whole centrifuge reduction plan... written into the really, really good deal made by Obama. [Because, you know, President "if it wasn't a good deal, I wouldn't be making it" Obama said so.]
Here's some reassurance just to back that up:
“What I can guarantee is that if it’s a deal I’ve signed off on, I will be able to prove that it is the best way for us to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon,”
President Obama said.
wow. captivating. me thinks he needs to work on the arrogance factor next.
For another great take on Bibi's words of warning, go to my happy place @ the Patriot Post. Just click HERE.
For the full transcript of Bibi's speech, go HERE.
For me, little old G, I like this part:
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. Thank you.
If the world powers are not prepared to insist that Iran change its behavior before a deal is signed, at the very least they should insist that Iran change its behavior before a deal expires. If Iran changes its behavior, the restrictions would be lifted. If Iran doesn't change its behavior, the restrictions should not be lifted. If Iran wants to be treated like a normal country, let it act like a normal country.
Iran tells us who they are both in their words and actions. It is no great secret.
From Bibi's world to ours --
Thank you, America. Thank you for everything you've done for Israel. My friends, I've come here today because, as prime minister of Israel, I feel a profound obligation to speak to you about an issue that could well threaten the survival of my country and the future of my people: Iran's quest for nuclear weapons. We're an ancient people. In our nearly 4,000 years of history, many have tried repeatedly to destroy the Jewish people. Tomorrow night, on the Jewish holiday of Purim, we'll read the Book of Esther. We'll read of a powerful Persian viceroy named Haman, who plotted to destroy the Jewish people some 2,500 years ago. But a courageous Jewish woman, Queen Esther, exposed the plot and gave for the Jewish people the right to defend themselves against their enemies.
The plot was foiled. Our people were saved. Today the Jewish people face another attempt by yet another Persian potentate to destroy us. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei spews the oldest hatred, the oldest hatred of anti-Semitism with the newest technology. He tweets that Israel must be annihilated -- he tweets. You know, in Iran, there isn't exactly free Internet. But he tweets in English that Israel must be destroyed. For those who believe that Iran threatens the Jewish state, but not the Jewish people, listen to Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, Iran's chief terrorist proxy. He said: If all the Jews gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of chasing them down around the world.
I love that cultural conundrum elevating the fraud underfoot -- "he tweets...You know, in Iran, there isn't exactly free Internet. But he tweets in English that Israel must be destroyed."
Bibi is pretty handsome, and oh, so clear; more important, he knows who the enemy is.
And he seems pretty sure about how Iran should behave in order to be even considered a viable entity to even discuss viable alternatives within a framework of viable negotiations in the first place.
He doesn't even picture them worthy of having discussions of any kind until they change their ways.
He stands up for Israel and will not negotiate with terrorists, no matter how civil they seem to be face to face across a table with their fingers crossed underneath.
He doesn't trust them one stinking bit.
And to that end, history fully supports this position 100%!
So here we are.
President Obama believes he can resort to Iran to fix his ISIS problem.
President Obama believes Bibi is wrong and he is right; and, just as a reminder, said, “What I can guarantee is that if it’s a deal I’ve signed off on, I will be able to prove that it is the best way for us to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.”
I feel good about that. DO you feel good about that?
He -- President Obama -- SAID he will be able to PROVE that it is the best way for us to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. Period...you know...that being said, IF we get a deal that the president can sign off, that is.
end of story
(for today, anyway).
Make it a Good Day, G