chicken little Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the United Nations about the threat Israel faced from the Iranian nuclear program? The speech in which he used this graphic?
It looks like the Obama White House is one-upping Netanyahu’s visual aid with one of their own.
This is not a partisan issue. This is not solely an Israeli issue. This is a world issue because everyone is going to be threatened by the pre-eminent terrorist state of our time, keeping the infrastructure to produce not one nuclear bomb but many, many nuclear bombs down the line.
In response to the Netanyahu Passover media blitz, on April 8, the White House tweeted the following:
Take THAT, Bibi!
The White House graphic, which was taken directly from the chart Netanyahu held up at the UN, points out the benefits of the nuclear deal, as well as what would happen without the deal. Netanyahu, and Republicans in congress, have been critical of the agreement. Even Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, who may be the next Democratic leader in the Senate, is pushing back at the White House over the deal.
But, the pleas of Netanyahu and his American allies may be falling on deaf ears. In a new survey, half of Democrats, 33 percent of independents, and 31 percent of Republicans indicate support for the agreement. While those numbers may not sound overwhelmingly positive in support of President Obama’s position, coming in second in each group was the people who are currently unsure about the deal, not the ones who oppose it. This means that there are substantial numbers of Americans out there who are waiting to be convinced, one way or the other.
Like the proverbial boy who cried “wolf,” Netanyahu’s schtick appears to be wearing thin on the American public. After all, he has only been telling the world that Iran is almost ready to build a bomb since at least 1992. It’s good to see that the U.S. finally has a president who is willing to call him out on his nonsense.