Reid McConnell and Netanyahu, by Kevin Lamarque
This photograph by Kevin Lamarque of Reuters appeared on the New York Times site yesterday. “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, center, met on Tuesday with Senators Harry Reid, left, and Mitch McConnell. Iran’s nuclear program continues to dominate discussions.”
Wait a second! Just two days ago, McConnell blasted his president’s foreign policy on Iran as “blurred” and flawed in a speech to the Israel lobby, and said that he would be coming up with a policy to use “overwhelming force” against Iran in the Congress and he would gain broad bipartisan support for it.
And Obama has said that he doesn’t want war, he wants diplomacy.
And lo and behold, a day later, McConnell is meeting with the warmongering prime minister of Israel and with the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, who is supposed to be working for Obama??? WTF.
Update (from Alex Kane): The Republican Jewish Coalition has released an ad hitting Obama on his Israel policy, and the stars are leading Democrats who broke with Obama to back Netanyahu. Watch it (via BuzzFeed):