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  1. Standard member spruce112358
    Democracy Advocate
    24 May '11 21:45
    Thoughts on the speech?
  2. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    24 May '11 23:03
    Originally posted by spruce112358
    Thoughts on the speech?
  3. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    25 May '11 02:19
    Originally posted by spruce112358
    Thoughts on the speech?
    Didn't know he was speaking. I'll have to catch it on youtube or something.
  4. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    25 May '11 03:56
    Originally posted by sh76
    Didn't know he was speaking. I'll have to catch it on youtube or something.
    C-SPAN's got you covered. Boehner introduces him at about the 22 minute mark.

    http://www.c-span.org/Events/Israeli-Prime-Minister-Addresses-Congress/10737421714-1/
  5. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    25 May '11 06:30
    Originally posted by spruce112358
    Thoughts on the speech?
    Bibi is The man.
  6. Standard member spruce112358
    Democracy Advocate
    25 May '11 06:32
    http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/netanyahu-s-speech-to-congress-shows-america-will-buy-anything-1.363897

    Netanyahu's speech to Congress shows America will buy anything

    "It was an address with no destination, filled with lies on top of lies and illusions heaped on illusions. Only rarely is a foreign head of state invited to speak before Congress. It's unlikely that any other has attempted to sell them such a pile of propaganda and prevarication, such hypocrisy and sanctimony as Benjamin Netanyahu did yesterday."

    "The fact that the Congress rose to its feet multiple times to applaud him says more about the ignorance of its members than the quality of their guest's speech."

    "The fact that the only truth spoken in the Capitol was that of a former Israeli shouting'"equal rights for Palestinians' is a badge of honor for us and a mark of shame for America. Netanyahu's 'speech of his life' was the speech of the death of peace."
  7. Standard member spruce112358
    Democracy Advocate
    25 May '11 06:32
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Bibi is The man.
    You actually believe this was a good idea?

    Why?
  8. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    25 May '11 06:51
    Originally posted by spruce112358
    You actually believe this was a good idea?
    Netanyahu's politics is strictly retail. This speech. This audience. Tomorrow's headlines. This term of office. In a 100 years, his name will not register except in a few footnotes or the index to the story of how peace was brought about in the Middle East.
  9. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    25 May '11 08:03
    Originally posted by spruce112358
    You actually believe this was a good idea?

    Why?
    Because he did his job as it was expected.

    Do you think his "job description" is different
    to what his speech reflected?
  10. Standard member spruce112358
    Democracy Advocate
    25 May '11 14:36
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Because he did his job as it was expected.

    Do you think his "job description" is different
    to what his speech reflected?
    It is his job to announce, 'Israel will do whatever it pleases with as much land as we can hold militarily'?
  11. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    25 May '11 14:46
    Originally posted by spruce112358
    It is his job to announce, 'Israel will do whatever it pleases with as much land as we can hold militarily'?
    If you provide that quote, I'll eat my pants. Otherwise, you're just
    interpreting according to your particular bias.
  12. 25 May '11 15:17
    When a Nation gets ATTACKED and pushes an enemy back they have every right to keep the land and strategic spots in between to lesson the possibility of it happening again.
    Thats what happens in a thing called war.
  13. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    25 May '11 15:26
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    When a Nation gets ATTACKED and pushes an enemy back they have every right to keep the land and strategic spots in between to lesson the possibility of it happening again.
    Thats what happens in a thing called war.
    Do you suggest that "Israel has every right to keep the land" is a basis for a peace settlement?
  14. 25 May '11 15:36
    Originally posted by FMF
    Do you suggest that "Israel has every right to keep the land" is a basis for a peace settlement?
    The pre 67' boarders is out of the question. What do you suggest they do ?
  15. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    25 May '11 15:40
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    The pre 67' boarders is out of the question. What do you suggest they do ?
    First things first. "The pre 67' boarders is out of the question" isn't an answer to my question, which was: "Do you suggest that "Israel has every right to keep the land" is a basis for a peace settlement?"