Thursday, January 22, 2015
BEING SHREWD IS NOT BEING WISE
By agreeing to speak before Congress without the express approval of the President, Netanyahu has made a very shrewd move. By interfering into American partisan politics, he has made perhaps the unwisest move ever made by any Israeli politician. Democratic voters still outnumber Republicans, in General Elections, and if there is a backlash, at any time, it is not to Israel's interest to be labeled as a Republican party. If it turns out that Obama could have had detente with Iran but for the intervention, into American politics, by the Israelis, the long term consequences could be devastating.