Well, the world will be watching as Bibi addresses Congress tomorrow at midday (prime time viewing in Israel) and tries to garner a few more seats for his party. Hopefully, this treasonous stunt by Boehner will backfire big time.
Israelis are more worried about the skyrocketing cost of living and housing than they are about Iran. However, when they are asked about security issues, they feel their own military is more than capable of protecting them. After the military, they rank the relationship with the US as the next most important item concerning their safety.
So quite a few of them are more than horrified that Bibi and Boehner would cook up this little plot to embarrass President Obama and derail talks involving a number of countries re the Iran sanctions issue. The US pours billions of dollars into Israel every year (their national healthcare system is ranked fourth in the world, but don’t tell the GOP that) at the expense of the American tax payer. You can be damn sure the Israelis don’t want this flow of funds to dry up.
I have read a lot of news articles on this today, and I get the distinct impression that many American tax payers are not at all happy with where their dollars are ending up. They feel it would be better spent at home.
The Israelis are not happy, Bibi is interfering in their greatest ally’s politics and they fear a backlash.
Well done Boehner, you traitorous bastard.
You can’t cure stupid, so why try?