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Boehner-Netanyahu: There's more to story

When I was growing up, I remember a saying that was used to describe the behaviour of persons who were so cocky that they did really dumb things — "He's so smart, he's stupid". I thought of this expression when I heard Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, announce that he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress in order to challenge President Obama's handling of "the grave threats …".

I'm sure that, as he was making his announcement, Boehner thought that he was being the smartest guy in Washington. He had just stolen the President's thunder on the day after the State of the Union speech. I'm equally sure that Netanyahu sat back in Jerusalem crowing to himself just how smart he was to be in a position, once again, to deliver a frontal assault against an American President who had...

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