The Circular Logic of Netanyahu's Critics

Benjamin Netanyahu's critics were quick to pounce after he delivered his speech to Congress. President Obama asserted that "there was nothing new" and that "the Prime Minister didn't offer any viable alternatives." Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) complained, "He didn't make a suggestion as to what Israel would find agreeable… What he didn't say is what would happen if there is no deal." Upon further reflection days later, she called Netanyahu's move, "humiliating, embarrassing, and very arrogant" on NBC's Meet the Press. Also taking Netanyahu's remarks on Israel's national security needs personally was House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi. She made no effort to hide her displeasure during the address and after, she said she "was near tears throughout the Prime Minister's speech -- saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States… and saddened by the condescension toward our...(Read Full Article)