Hey Barack - if it's such a great deal, why all the secrecy?
In an address to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Monday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu challenged President Hussein Obama to make public the deal he is reaching with Iran
"Just as Iran knows what kind of agreement is being offered, it's only
natural that Israel should know the details of the deal being
formulated," said Netanyahu during a meeting with the Conference of
Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. "But if there are
those who think this is a good agreement, why must it be hidden?"
Netanyahu said that he is determined to go ahead with his March 3 address to a joint session of Congress.
"I am going to Washington because it is my obligation to do everything
in my power to stop a bad deal," said Netanyahu. "Can I guarantee my
speech in Congress will prevent a bad deal with Iran? Honestly, I don't
know. The better question is How could a responsible Israeli Prime
Minister refuse to speak to Congress on a matter that could affect our
very existence," continued Netanyahu.
Netanyahu says he's not opposed to a deal with Iran.
Netanyahu also noted that the offer that the world powers have put on
the table leaves Tehran with a clear path to becoming a nuclear power.
"I'm not against a deal with Iran," said Netanyahu, adding, "I'm against
a bad deal with Iran and that's why I'm going to Washington. I do not
see this issue in partisan terms. The survival of Israel is not a
Too bad so many Democrats see Israel's survival as a partisan issue....
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