Getting Past the Partisan Passions of Netanyahu’s Speech – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Tuesday’s speech to Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be half foreign-policy event, half partisan spectacle, which raises a question: Is this a sign that national security, once thought to be at least slightly above the political fray, is becoming just another exercise in today’s polarized Washington?

Answer: not necessarily.

Let’s be honest. Foreign-policy debates have always been tinged with…


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