Well, Benjamin Netanyahu certainly knows how to give a speech. But we already knew that.
Netanyahu is eloquent in outlining the terrible crimes of the Iranian regime. But we already knew that.
Netanyahu is committed to the survival of the Jewish people, and the Jewish state. But we already knew that.
Netanyahu loves America. But we already knew that.
Netanyahu believes that Iran is playing the American administration for suckers. But we already knew that.
Netanyahu doesn't have a plausible, realistic plan to keep Iran from gaining possession of a nuclear weapon. But we already knew that.
A number of quick observations about a surreal day in Washington:
1. The speech had two targets, and neither one was Ayatollah Khamenei, the Iranian supreme leader. The first set of targets consisted of President Obama, his secretary of state, John Kerry, and Kerry's chief Iran negotiator, Wendy Sherman. Netanyahu called them all out, though not by name, for being hopelessly, haplessly naive in the face of evil. "I don’t believe that Iran’s radical regime will change for the better after this deal," Netanyahu said. "Would Iran be less aggressive when sanctions are removed and its economy is stronger? If Iran is gobbling up four countries right now while it’s under sanctions, how many more countries will Iran devour when sanctions are lifted? Would Iran fund less terrorism when it has mountains of cash with which to fund more terrorism?" President Obama has argued that a nuclear deal may help turn Iran into a more responsible international actor. Netanyahu thinks otherwise.