Dear Nancy Pelosi:
As a registered Democrat in Florida, I applaud you for attending yesterday’s speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. I am sorry that many members of the Congressional Black Caucus and the far left did not attend. I disagree with your perception that the Prime Minister’s speech was a “condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran.” Your conclusion may be correct for Members of Congress or Beltway pundits. However, what the PM did was to speak to the American people in a very clear and organized manner, at a level everyone understood. I have always applauded on other issues but your reaction, Ms. Pelosi, is not worthy of who you are.
For the first time Americans will be able to discuss why what is at stake is important to Israel, to Arab nations in the region, to the United States, and to others. Do not fear dialogue. No one in the Obama administration has so clearly presented the issue for the American people. This time, America should not first sign a treaty with Iran before the American people know what is in it. I also assure you that it is because of the administration’s resistance to the PM’s visit that many made time to watch and listen. I did. Was the administration’s resistance an attempt to control what the American people hear?
The discussion now will be: what should be the terms of a treaty with Iran. And just like the credit score for any U.S. citizen seeking a loan, Iran’s “Credit Score” (i.e., their international reliability to abide by the terms of an agreement), if measured, must be one of the lowest of any nation. Therefore, any treaty with Iran must contain appropriate conditions and must be approved by the U.S. Senate (see U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2). Ms. Pelosi, keep an open mind and do not overestimate what the American people know. Encourage debate. If you disagree with the Prime Minister, speak up. Convince me. And to paraphrase the late Leslie Gore (instead of Moses): this was the PM’s party, but it was you who cried.