Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a "grown-up speech" to Congress on Tuesday — in dramatic contrast to the cartoonish way President Barack Obama speaks on issues, says Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard.
"It was really moving I would say … Netanyahu spoke as both the prime minister of Israel and on behalf of the Jewish people, but obviously as really the leader of the West," Kristol said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
"He tried to tell Americans that they have to step up and be serious about the world, which unfortunately, our president doesn't seem to want to do.
"I was proud of Netanyahu and it was both a moving and an amazing experience.... He gave a grownup speech."
He said Netanyahu's no-nonsense talk about the dangers of a nuclear deal with Iran was in stark contrast how Obama "argues about anything or doesn't argue about anything,"
"It's just cartoons with Obama. One or two-sentence sound bites and that's it," Kristol said.