Obama called Netanyahu’s speech a distraction.
Daily Caller reported:
“Your administration has described Prime Minister Netanyahu’s plans to address to Congress on Iran tomorrow as ‘destructive,’” Mason told Obama. “What damage has really been done?”
“I don’t think it’s permanently destructive,” Obama replied. “I think that it is a distraction from what should be our focus. Our focus should be how do we stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.”
Wait, Netanyahu’s focus is stopping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. That is the chief objective. Obama’s focus, however, is….well, take your pick
But Obama did take the opportunity before the speech to preemptively attack Bibi:
“Netanyahu made all sorts of claims. This was going to be a terrible deal. … None of that has come true.”
And Obama has made all kinds of claims like about Obamacare, lies. At least now the world knows who they don’t trust. So why should anyone listen to Obama?
On the day Bibi delivered a joint session speech, Obama rolled out his new initiative. As Valerie Jarrett explained to MSNBC, his new program is Let Girls Learn. I’m sure there was absolutely no other day he could have rolled that out.(Biden was abroad lol) And he calls Netanyahu’s timing politically suspicious?
USA Today: “President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will announce the “Let Girls Learn” initiative Tuesday afternoon at the White House.”
Obama did take time to come out to criticize his speech as nothing new.
NBC: “On the core issue, which is how do we prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon which would make it far more dangerous … the prime minister didn’t offer any viable alternatives,” Obama said.
Solomon had a famous saying too, “nothing new under the sun.” This is a man, Obama, who when running for office in 08, gave his great speech in Berlin, Germany and I don’t remember anyone yelling that “he is running for election, gasp!”
He started the Berlin speech with a phony disclaimer.
I come to Berlin as so many of my countrymen have come before. Tonight, I speak to you not as a candidate for President, but as a citizen – a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world.
What average “citizen of the world” would have the venue to give a speech? But Obama has a problem with someone in office, as one of our closest allies, coming to give a speech while still running for reelection? A distraction?