The Obama administration’s response to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Iran speech Tuesday included some cutting criticism from State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, who described his assertions variously as “rhetoric and nothing more,” “a little overstated and just not accurate,” “gross oversimplification” and “scary hypotheticals.”
Harf also suggested some of Netanyahu’s claims belonged in “a fantasy world,” obliquely mocked him for saying Iran was “gobbling up” countries in the region, and said pointedly that the Israeli leader was not an expert on nuclear proliferation matters, “last time I checked.”
Harf was commenting on claims made during Netanyahu’s speech before Congress, which took place on the same day as Secretary of State John Kerry was negotiating with the Iranians in Switzerland, three weeks before a deadline for a comprehensive deal on the nuclear program.
Some of her comments directed at Netanyahu during the department’s daily press briefing were:
--“really all rhetoric and nothing more.”
-- “a little overstated and just not accurate.”
--“He didn’t get into specifics about what his ideas were …”
Yadda, yadda, yadda. Bibi smoked Obama with the truth and everyone knows it, get over it...Semper Fi Nam 66-67
She went to college ??? When Iran sends bombs or a bomb, hope she is in that area. Maybe she should take trip to those countries where refugees from places like Iran, talk to the victims .
Let's see. Believe BiBi or The corrupt State Dept. Does not take a lot of thought.
Let me get this straight. We, the people, hired Obama so that he could hire things like Harf to speak for a State Department led by the hiring of Kerry?
You know, somehow it all fits, does it not? I mean, in the old days when you entered the outhouse, what did you expect to find, an ice cream shop?
Impeachment is off the table because congress is off its rocker. Netanyahu will do his duty to protect his country, while we are doing a damned good job of destroying our own.
And that was, to me, the central theme of Netanyahu's speech.
That thing that calls himself a president in our white house and all his liberal democratic SS troopers have a infectious disease. It's called compulsive lying disorder. When they can't get what they want, they lie compulsively to achieve their goal. I don't know who their God is, but my God hates liars and deceivers. apparently they don't care about God or country but only care about themselves. semper fi
DemonRats are in campaign mode - as if they ever left.
Why don't they start being honest enough to call themselves the Communist party!
George, liberals cannot ever be honest about who and what they truly are. If they ever were, they would cease to be politically viable in two years, and would not even be on the map in six.
What did you expect from the Obamy State Dept. anyway? OH! Don't forget Miss Barff.
PM Netanyahu has more leadership in his little finger than Obama has shown in the last 6 years. We need to listen to our friend and support them. The whole world hangs in the balance!