The Controversy Over Boehner and Netanyahu
If you’ve been keeping up with the news at all, then you’ve probably been seeing that a lot of people are talking about what Speaker Boehner did that was way out of bounds – some people are going so far to say that Boehner should be charged with treason for what he did. Wow – that sounds like a big deal. So, what did Speaker Boehner do, and why is it such a big deal? Let’s take a quick look.
What Did Boehner Do?
Basically, Speaker Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come to Washington to address Congress about the issues with Iran and with “radical Islamic groups.” On the surface it may seem quite harmless, but Speaker Boehner actually crossed a lot of lines here by doing this. Always get the right defense lawyer.
What’s the Big Issue Here?
Here are the main issues that are going on with this issue. First off, the President is supposed to be in on any and all foreign Heads of State who are going to come in and speak to Congress, no matter what the issue is. Now, that’s actually not what the big red flag is here. Had it been handled differently however, it may not have been blown into the issue it is now.
The issue is actually what Netanyahu is coming to talk about. First off, the administration doesn’t allow the term “radical Islam” to be used, because they recognize and believe that the people doing these things are not truly Muslim. The other, very large, issue is the fact that Prime Minister Netanyahu is talking about Iran. The United States and other countries are currently in negotiations to try and reduce Iran’s nuclear program – but this could end up making all of those conversations moot. That’s where the treason comes in – Boehner is, essentially, obstructing deals and progress that President Obama is looking to develop with a country that we already have a very volatile relationship with.
What do you think? Do you think Boehner stepped out of bounds here? Or do you think that he had a right to do what he did by inviting Netanyahu?
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