Interviewed on Sunday’s “Face The Nation,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Barack Obama’s relentless attacks on his speech before Congress saying, “It’s useful to remember who your ally is and who your enemy is.”
Host Bob Schieffer started by asking Netanyahu about a tweet showing that the administration was continuing to pound Bibi:
— WH National Security (@NSCPress) March 6, 2015
Schieffer went on to ask whether the prime minister was offended. Here is his answer (the video follows):
Well, the reason I’ve been warning for 25 years because Iran has been trying to get to the bomb if we hadn’t acted I and president Obama and congress and others, if we hadn’t acted in these intervening years, Iran would have had the nuclear weapon a long time ago. And if we don’t, let our guard down if we had let our guard down Iran would have had the weapon if we let our guard down now it will have the weapon. As far as tweets, if I had to choose I’d retweat something that we link to Iran that is the supreme leader Ayatollah who he cites nine ways and reasons that Israel should be destroyed that gives you much better perspective on this regime.
Even in these times of, sometimes disagreement, I think it’s useful to remember who your ally is and who your enemy is.
Maybe the simple reality is Obama doesn’t consider Israel an ally. It’s certainly the case that he’s never acted as though he does.
Cross-posted at The Lid