The first law of holes is when you find yourself in one, you should stop digging. But it seems that our old friend John Boehner has not only elected to keep digging, but he’s rented a backhoe for the job:
Boehner: I didn't want “interference” from White House in Netanyahu speech http://t.co/G1ef6XFavY
“Haven’t you taken one of the few bipartisan issues in this country — support for Israel — and turned it into a political football?” Wallace asked.
“I have not. The fact is that we had every right to do what we did,” Boehner responded. “I wanted the prime minister to come here. There’s a serious threat facing the world. And radical Islamic terrorists are not going to go away.”
Wallace then pointed out that Boehner asked Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., not to tell the White House about the joint meeting with Netanyahu.
“Why would you do that?” Wallace asked.
“Because I wanted to make sure that there was no interference. There’s no secret here in Washington about the animosity that this White House has for Prime Minister Netanyahu. I frankly didn’t want that getting in the way, quashing what I thought was a real opportunity,” Boehner responded.
Of course, in the same interview, His Orangeness proceeded to show how much of his concern for our national security is a joke by admitting he’s prepared to allow the Department of Homeland Security to go into shutdown, engaged in the same delusion he was in 2013 that voters will blame Democrats for any damage done.
Times like these, I reflect upon the words of the Little Corporal: “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”