Duncan might have been a novice, but he is quickly catching up. On May 20, he proudly posted a statement on his House of Representative page that sharply censures his own president's remarks on Israel, while fully supporting the political stances of the leader of another country, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He decried Obama's siding with the "Hamas-led government," thus "undermined(ing) Israel's position in the negotiation process."
"[The Israeli] prime minister understands the hard reality of Israel's precarious security situation and daily threats of terrorism. I agree with the Israeli prime minister that President Obama's position is simply unrealistic." He concluded with a very telling statement: "As a Christian, I ask Americans to continue lifting up the people of Israel with prayers for safety and the hope for a lasting peace."
This strange attitude towards politics and American national security is the real threat, not Iranian embassies and water purification projects in some Latin American countries. But considering the rising religious zealotry, shrewd Israeli lobby and the numerous think tanks of catered wisdom, there is little space for pragmatic politics or a sensible approach to anything that concerns Israel.
Thus, Obama enacted the bill into law, and funds have been secured to evaluate Iran's growing "threats" in "America's backyard" so that proper measures can be taken to counter the frightening possibilities.