National Security Adviser Susan Rice sat down with Charlie Rose last night where she delivered a harsh critique of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming visit to the U.S. and planned speech to a joint session of Congress.
You see, according to Rice, Bibi’s visit is “destructive of the fabric of the” U.S.-Israel relationship:
And here’s the clip where Rose is taken aback at Rice’s tone and rhetoric:
Of note, however, Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin released a letter yesterday — a letter dated January 24, 2015 — where Netanyahu declined Durbin’s invitation to attend a separate meeting with just Senate Democrats:
From the NYT:
“We offered the prime minister an opportunity to balance the politically divisive invitation from Speaker Boehner with a private meeting with Democrats who are committed to keeping the bipartisan support of Israel strong,” Mr. Durbin said in a statement. “His refusal to meet is disappointing to those of us who have stood by Israel for decades.”
So it’s only “destructive” because Dems didn’t get what they wanted a month ago?
And yes, it is time to ask Hillary Clinton this question:
We eagerly await her response.