Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Can Benjamin Netanyahu be our President?

I just saw a post on a friends FB wall asking the same question. One reply went something like this:

Comment 1: No. He was born in Tel Aviv.
Comment 2: Oh WAIT! That part doesn't count anymore. Yes!

This made me chuckle.

However, considering what I heard in Mr. Netanyahu's speech last night to the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee). I think he would get my vote.

Why do I say this you may ask? Let me give you some highlight of his speech with a bit of my commentary thrown in for good measure.

On What Israel will do about Iran he said:

'I read about what Israel has decided to do or what Israel might do. Well, I’m not going to talk to you about what Israel will do or will not do. I, never talk about that.'

Would it be nice if our leader felt the same regarding America's military plans and giving our enemies details of those plans far in advance.

That is Reason #1 why Mr. Netanyahu would be a good President.

On how he has no fear in giving the truth about Israels enemies:

'From the beginning, the Ayatollah regime has broken every international rule and flouted every norm. It has seized embassies, targeted diplomats and sent its own children through mine fields. It hangs gays and stones women. It supports Assad’s brutal slaughter of the Syrian people. Iran is the world’s foremost sponsor of terror. It sponsors Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Gaza and terrorists throughout the Middle East, Africa, and South America. Iran’s proxies have dispatched hundreds of suicide bombers, planted thousands of roadside bombs, and fired over twenty thousand missiles at civilians. Through terror from the skies and terror on the ground, Iran is responsible for the murder of hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans. In 1983, Iran’s proxy Hezbollah blew up the Marine barracks in Lebanon, killing 240 American servicemen.

In the last decade, its been responsible for murdering and maiming American soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq. Just a few months ago, it tried to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador in a restaurant just a few blocks from here. The assassins didn’t care that several Senators and members of Congress would have been murdered in the process. Iran accuses the American government of orchestrating 9/11, and it denies the Holocaust. Iran brazenly calls for Israel’s destruction, and they work for its destruction – each day, every day.'

Our leader seems to fear the truth. We do have enemies that hate. They do not want peace with us. They want us destroyed.

That is Reason #2 why Mr. Netanyahu would be a good President.

His views on putting his countries safety first, which is a main responsibility of any state:

'As Prime Minister of Israel, I will never let my people live under the shadow of annihilation.'

This kinda says it all.

That is Reason #3 why Mr. Netanyahu would be a good President.

His view on his state's right to defend itself:

'Today we have a state of our own. The purpose of the Jewish state is to secure the Jewish future. That is why Israel must always have the ability to defend itself, by itself, against any threat. We deeply appreciate the great alliance between our two countries. But when it comes to Israel’s survival, we must always remain the masters of our fate'

This is so refreshing. A leader who says what he means, knows his purpose and does so even if he must stand alone.

That is Reason #4 why Mr. Netanyahu would be a good President.

How he toots the horn of his county:

'Israel’s fate is to continue to be the forward position of freedom in the Middle East. The only place where minorities enjoy full civil rights; The only place where Arabs enjoy full civil rights. The only place where Christians are free to practice their faith; The only place where real judges protect the rule of law; And as Prime Minister of Israel, I will never allow anything to threaten Israel’s democratic way of life. And most especially, I will never tolerate any discrimination against women.'

Now this one hits close to home. No bowing to the enemy or apologizing for the military.

That is Reason #5 why Mr. Netanyahu would be a good President.

You be the judge. Maybe the initial question was not so silly after all.

1 comment:

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

Yes. Yes! My feelings exactly. Mr. Netanyahu inspires me. He is everything BO is not... and he "toots the horn of his county..." [Love that.]

Sometimes I have a thought... and it goes no farther than a pithy comment on Facebook. You've taken it to the blog -- a far more quality way to go.

I feel sorry for Mr. Netanyahu everytime he meets with BO.
Keith Green=Awesome:-)