Boehner, Netanyahu conspire to push war on Iran

January 22, 2015 5:53 PM

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House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress next month about negotiations with Iran, a visit that would come right at the time that Congress is debating controversial bills that would tighten Iranian sanctions. The Obama administration strongly opposes that legislation, warning that its passage would destroy any chance of a negotiated settlement with Iran over its nuclear program.

In a breach of protocol, the invitation to Netanyahu was extended and accepted without the involvement or even knowledge of the White House. And while it serves as a politically useful gesture of defiance by both Netanyahu and Boehner, it is also a really dumb idea.

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