By Walid Shoebat
The White House is now calling Netanyahu a serious threat to an agreement with Iran:
WSJ – Top U.S. officials sharpened efforts to undermine Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of his visit to Washington next week as tensions rose over his push to scuttle a possible nuclear deal with Iran.
At what U.S. officials say is a historic low point in relations between the longtime allies, the White House now sees Mr. Netanyahu as a serious threat to President Barack Obama ’s efforts to reach an agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear program.
U.S. officials are deliberately moving to undercut the Israeli leader’s influence ahead of his controversial speech to Congress next week by casting him as opposing any deal with Iran regardless of the terms.
This just after John Kerry publicly said yesterday that Netanyahu didn’t know what he was talking about with respect to the Iranian agreement, even criticizing him on supporting the war in Iraq, clearly trying to suggest that Netanyahu has bad judgment:
Secretary of State John Kerry amplified administration criticism during congressional testimony Wednesday, questioning the Israeli leader’s judgment by saying he may be wrong about the Iran talks, just as Mr. Kerry said Mr. Netanyahu was wrong in his support of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The top U.S. diplomat presented the administration’s new view that Mr. Netanyahu would be against any nuclear deal with Iran, no matter how stringent.
“He may have a judgment that just may not be correct here,” Mr. Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Here’s the video of that exchange: