By Elaine Magliaro
Award-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore said that since Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu has now given “his very own State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, the partisan colonization of the world is in full swing!” Fiore added that Bibi “has clearly thrown his lot in with the Republicans, and virtually every Republican in Congress has jumped on the Bibi bandwagon.”
Gone are the days of a unified bipartisan stance toward Israel. With the Israeli government going Republican, what political party will other nations pick?
Maybe we’re about to enter a domestic arms race, where each party will try to align with their chosen nations.
Fiore said that he was personally “reserving Somalia for Paul Ryan and other Ayn Randers.”
Fiore noted that maybe it wasn’t such a bad thing “that the current Likud government in Israel has sided so clearly with Republicans…” He thought it might be “the first step to our politicians seeing a difference between Israeli government policies and support for the Israeli people.” He added that what was forgotten in all of Bibi’s “Congressional showboating is the fact that the Obama Administration is frantically trying to negotiate an effective nuclear agreement with Iran.” Fiore warned that we shouldn’t be fooled by “Bibi’s talk of a ‘better deal,’ more sanctions and a tougher stance toward Iran’s nuke program won’t yield any deal at all, and will yield instead all out military battle with Iran.”
Greater Republica (Mark Fiore)