We're showing it in the most infantile of ways. Forget "protocol" about who should have informed whom of his coming to Congress to speak. That's a debatable point considering the actions of our President.
The reason he is coming is to plead his case against the deal the administration is crafting that in essence will allow Iran to produce a nuclear bomb with the intent of using it against Israel, among others.
This is politics at its worst. All so Obama and Kerry can claim a "deal" that everyone else in the world is against. Netanyahu is coming to tell his reasons that not only he is against it but that we too should be.
What is it he is going to say that has the Democrats, like the lemmings they are, going to boycott the speech, the President refuse to see him and the Vice President conveniently out of town? Perhaps he is going to speak the truth that the administration desperately wants to keep from the public in case a bulb actually lights in our collective intellect and we join in the protest against the deal.
We should listen because the results of Iran being left to their own devices will lead to nuclear proliferation in the region. The UAE and Saudi Arabia have been telling the administration that they too are nervous at the idea of a nuclear Iran. Actually they've said more. They've said they will have their own programs for their own protection. From the statements you can be sure they are already in negotiations with countries such as Pakistan that can provide them what they need and will happily oblige.
We know from experience that we are now an aside in the world. Nations are beginning to take the matter of ISIS into their own hands as well they should but we're not even at the table. We broke it with Bush's ill advised incursion into Iraq and Obama perpetuated by unkept promises and premature withdrawals allowing for the present vacuum to be filled by ISIS and their allies.
Even so, couldn't our President at least act like an adult and listen to what Netanyahu has to say? Is it because this struggle has nothing to do with him - not us - him? I think it's a likely possibility.
It's troubling to imagine what our next President is going to have to face when it comes to the affairs of the world. It will be a double edged sword of trying to regain at least some of our lost stature while putting a stop to the brutal chaos.
That phone call at 3 A.M.? Obama didn't answer it in Benghazi. Neither did Hillary. We'd do well to make sure the next President will.