Let’s do something about israel’s very real nuclear weapons rather than Iran’s imaginary ones

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s Long History of Crying Wolf About Iran’s Nuclear Weapons

Netanyahu outlining the Iranian nuclear danger via a cartoon drawing. (UN/file)

Netanyahu outlining the Iranian nuclear danger via a cartoon drawing. (UN/file)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to address the U.S. Congress tomorrow about the perils of striking a nuclear deal with Iran.  Netanyahu, not generally known for his measured rhetoric, has been vociferous in his public statements about the dangers of such compromise, warning that it will allow Iran to “rush to the bomb” and that it amounts to giving the country “a license” to develop nuclear weapons.

It is worth remembering, however, that Netanyahu has said much of this before. Almost two decades ago, in 1996, Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress where he darkly warned, “If Iran were to acquire nuclear weapons, this could presage catastrophic consequences, not only for my country, and not only for the Middle East, but for all mankind,” adding that, “the deadline…

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