Thursday, January 22, 2015

Risky Date

One puzzle about the Bibi speech stunt -- why did Speaker John Boehner pick 11 February for the speech:

Boehner said Thursday on his Twitter feed that the speech was moved from Feb. 11 to March 3 so that Netanyahu could attend the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee that week in Washington.

As the same news article (Bloomberg) points out, that pushes the speech even closer to the Israeli election, to the point where it may break Israeli election law, even if it means Congress and AIPAC can split the airfare. Could it be that 11 February is Iran's Revolution Day and that Iran had talked about launching a satellite by that date? What better backdrop for a scaremongering speech?