Here's what has been said
about John Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu to visit Congress:
Despite the criticism he has received, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner does not regret the decision he made to invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress in early March.
In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday, Boehner said he notified the White House of his decision only on the morning that he extended the invitation to Netanyahu.
"There's nobody in the world who can talk about the threat of radical terrorism, nobody can talk about the threat that the Iranians pose, not just to the Middle East and to Israel, our longest ally, but to the entire world, but Bibi Netanyahu," Boehner said in the interview.
Boehner then criticized U.S. President Barack Obama for failing to take the threat of terrorism and the Iranian nuclear threat seriously.
"The president is trying to act like it's not there," he said. "But it is there. And it's going to be a threat to our homeland if we don't address it in a bigger way."
He's right on this subject. Yes, Netanyahu is fit for addressing the issue, and if there's something Boehner's gotten right, this is it.
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