WHAT’S in the Water


Menendez Pulls No Punches: Takes Shots at Rice, ‘Political Friends,’ Nuclear ‘Mothballing’

The Democratic author of Iran sanctions measures that have drawn ire from the Obama administration took aim at his critics and embraced his allies in a passionate address before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the ranking member on the Foreign Relations Committee, also took a dig at National Security Advisor Susan Rice as he rallied the conference crowd in the speaking slot after the administration official.

“I take issue with those who say the prime minister’s visit to the United States is ‘destructive’ to U.S.-Israel relations,” Menendez said. Rice made such comments in an interview with PBS aired last week.

And tomorrow I will be proud when I escort Prime Minister Netanyahu to the House Chamber to give his speech,” he continued. “To show him the respect he deserves from every American who cares about our relationship with the only true democracy in the Middle East.

The senator stressed that “when it comes to defending the U.S.-Israel relationship, I am not intimidated by anyone — not Israel’s political enemies, and not by my political friends when I believe they’re wrong.”

Menendez noted the “political timing” of Netanyahu’s speech “may have been unfortunate,” but British Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain came to Washington in January to lobby Congress against Iran sanctions.

It seems to me that if it’s okay for one prime minister to express his views, it should be good for all prime ministers,” he said.

5 Responses to “WHAT’S in the Water”

  1. Gary from jersey says:

    Good thing O killed FBI investigation into Bob’s corruption in Hudson County or we’d never get to be amazed by this.

  2. JeffS says:

    Maybe he’s less worried about retribution from President Jug Ears, and more about a nuclear Iran, hey?

  3. aelfheld says:

    Can we send some of that water to the rest of Congress?

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    It is just so appalling how this Administration reacts and behaves, I just don’t want even to think about it. To hear those creatures who arranged for The Divine One to pontificate at the Berlin Wall in the midst of his Coronation Drive in 2008 complain about Bibi speaking here whilst running for re-election…I just am so disgusted.

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