Obama White House In Full Panic Mode Over Netanyahu Speech

Posted: Feb 28, 2015 9:55 AM
Obama White House In Full Panic Mode Over Netanyahu Speech
The Obama White House has spent weeks in panic over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's appearance before Congress this coming week. Yesterday the New York Times reported that White House officials are attempting to "rebut" Netanyahu's speech four days before it is actually going to happen.

Netayahu is expected to criticize any deal-making with the Iranian regime.

Just four days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint meeting of Congress, the Obama administration sought on Friday to refute the Israeli leader’s expected critique, arguing that he has failed to present a feasible alternative to American proposals for constraining Iran’s nuclear program.

In a briefing for reporters, senior administration officials contended that even an imperfect agreement that kept Iran’s nuclear efforts frozen for an extended period was preferable to a breakdown in talks that could allow the leadership in Tehran unfettered ability to produce enriched uranium and plutonium.

The Obama White House might see a deal with Iran over "inspections" and their nuclear arms program as a major milestone - even a 'legacy' issue - so they want Congress to be in line. But Netanyahu obviously has a lot of concerns over dealing with the Iranian regime.