The Prime Minister of Israel spoke to a joint session of the US Congress. Referencing the Cuban missile crisis, Netanyahu explained that we averted disaster by deterrence. He went on to say "Now we see the rise of a similar threat. Similar and in many ways more dangerous. Against which deterrence by itself may not be sufficient. Deterrence must now be reinforced by prevention. Immediate and effective prevention." I guess he was advocating a military response to the nuclear threat. Just like he did before the Iraq invasion of 2003. However, he spoke these words in a speech to the joint session of Congress in 1996. 1996.