Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech got high marks from Republicans yesterday, and a measure of response as well. Senator Rand Paul introduced the “Stand With Israel Act of 2015″ yesterday, which focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict rather than Iran, but the timing certainly took advantage of the high interest in Netanyahu’s speech. While Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Chris Matthews melted down, though, others wondered why Barack Obama didn’t have a good response to Netanyahu’s arguments.
That includes the editorial board of the Washington Post. Just a few hours after Netanyahu left the dais, they wondered why Obama didn’t provide “real answers” to the concerns raised in the speech, rather than just offer “political attacks” on the head of government of an ally: