Speaker Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress about the U.S. – Iran negotiations on nuclear development. The purpose of the speech is to destroy the negotiation efforts. Netanyahu wants this because in order for him to maintain power he, and by proxy Israel, needs an enemy. One posing an “existential threat” is even better. Boehner wants this because he doesn’t want the President to succeed at anything.
Both want to do something to disrespect the President. This is so nakedly political it’s embarrassing. But then few who run for higher office are easily embarrassed.
The negotiations are absolutely the right thing to do. The reason was summed up by a famous Republican:
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend. — Abraham Lincoln