So the leader of a very small democracy comes to the House of Representatives, and says, Watch out for the bad guys in Iran
. Natch, that's intolerable to some
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement
that "as one who values the U.S.-Israel relationship and loves Israel,"
she was "near tears" throughout the speech because of Netanyahu's
rhetoric. She was "saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the
United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the
condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our
broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation."
John Yarmuth, D-Ky., agreed with Pelosi's remarks, telling reporters
Tuesday afternoon that Netanyahu's tone throughout the speech was
"condescending," as if Congress and the Obama administration are not
aware of the dangers posed by a nuclear Iran. The speech, Yarmuth said,
"was straight out of Dick Cheney's playbook" and "fear-mongering at its
Worse than beheading people?
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