Around the same time White House Press Secretary Josh Ernest said the administration expects a “political agreement” in the Iran nuclear talks, Speaker of the House John Boehner is planning a trip to Israel to play Devil’s Advocate to Benjamin Netanyahu.
Even though the administration, the Iranians and the world community have dismissed the Republican ploy to sabotage a peaceful solution for Iran in favor of war, Boehner won’t be deterred.
Boehner spokesman Kevin Smith confirmed the visit, which will take place during the Easter recess and marks Boehner’s first trip to the nation since becoming Speaker. His last visit was in 2008.
“The Speaker will visit Israel during the next district work period. He looks forward to visiting the country, discussing our shared priorities for peace and security in the region, and further strengthening the bond between the United States and Israel,” Smith said.
According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the speaker’s trip will begin March 31, and he’ll be leading a congressional delegation of Republican lawmakers.
Boehner will lead a delegation of Republican nincompoops to Bibi’s front door, where they will undoubtedly again shred the Logan Act and interfere with the foreign policy declarations of the Obama administration.
Openly criticizing the President, especially on foreign soil, will accomplish nothing other more belly laughter by the rest of the world, amused that congressional Republicans hate the President and love war so much that they are willing to wear their stupidity on their sleeves for all to see.
These publicity stunts will have no bearing on the actual nuclear talks, since Iranian officials apparently understand the US constitution and International Law better than the miscreants who control both chambers of Congress ever could.
By cozying up to Netanyahu, a man who refuses to allow a peaceful solution to anything, Republicans are showing their true colors, their desire for death and destruction, and their willingness to sacrifice an entire region’s worth of peace for profit.