Let’s set the record straight on this laughable spin-job. Since 1967, no U.S. administration has been as guilty of “injecting partisanship” into the U.S.-Israel relationship as those of the presidents Rice has served, namely Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. And few officials in the history of the United States have been as guilty as of injecting partisanship, to say nothing of poisonous insults, into that relationship, as Susan Rice.
Rice says that politics had not been injected into the US-Israel relationship until Netanyahu’s Congress invitation
Susan Rice, US President Barack Obama’s national security advisor, said on Tuesday night that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s acceptance of an invitation to address Congress next month is “destructive of the fabric of the relationship” between Israel and the United States.
“We’ve been fortunate that politics have not been injected into that relationship,” Rice said to American journalist Charlie Rose.
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Both of his speeches, to AIPAC and to Congress, are expected to focus on a pending international deal on Iran’s nuclear program, which he vehemently disapproves of. In a letter to Senate Democrats on Wednesday, Netanyahu said he planned to “voice Israel’s grave concerns about a potential nuclear agreement with Iran that could threaten the survival of my country.”
As first reported in The Jerusalem Post in November, US officials are suggesting a deal with a sunset clause in roughly ten years, during which Iran would gradually be granted the rights and privileges of fellow signatories of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
All five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, Arab powers and Israel believe Iran has been in violation of its international obligations under the NPT, growing its nuclear program in size and scope while experimenting with weaponization techniques.