640px-Barack_Obama_with_Benjamin_Netanyahu_in_the_Oval_Office_5-18-09_2On Wednesday it was revealed that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R, OH) invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak about Iran before a joint session Congress on Feb. 11. We also learned that Obama is furious that no one asked for his permission first. Boehner’s move is being reported as a “dramatic confrontation” between the Speaker and Obama because Netanyahu is an opponent of many of Obama’s policies in the Middle East, especially his policies with Iran. “Netanyahu’s speech could present a spectacle rarely seen in Washington, Politico reported, “the leader of another nation, standing just blocks from the White House at the invitation of Congress to rebut the United States’ foreign policy.” And it is a fact that Boehner and Senate Majority leader Kentuckian Mitch McConnell–both Republicans–dealt directly with Netanyahu’s office without first consulting the White House. More