CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen argued that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress was “interrupting” other foreign policy business and “there’s a sound reason why Congress doesn’t just get to call the foreign policy shots on Monday’s “Wolf.”
“The reason the Congress doesn’t conduct foreign policy, the president does, is because there are a lot of other things going on. And we were going to have the first visit of the Afghan Prime Minister and the new Afgan President to the United States right at the time of Netanyahu’s speech. They’re going to delay the trip because they think Netanyahu’s speech will overwhelm everything else, so there’s a sound reason why Congress doesn’t just get to call the foreign policy shots, and this is an example of where the United States has something else going on that was important that these this speech to Congress has interrupted” he sstated.
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