Thursday, October 11, 2007

Congress And Pelosi Step In It Again

The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (D - CA), is leading the Congress in alienating one of our allies. Pelosi and the Democrat majority are set to vote on a resolution calling an incident in Turkey a genocide. A resolution does not have the force of law, does not call for any action, or really mean anything other than appeasing a group that lobbies (makes contributions to) Congress. So why do it when it upsets the Turkish government - our ally in the War On Terror? Why do it now when the incident in question occured in 1915? Yes, that's right...92 years ago.

Is this what voters wanted when they elected Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats to the majority? Did they really want Pelosi and crew to go around screwing up alliances that have benefitted both sides for decades to appease campaign contributors? Did the voters of this country expect Congress to spend so much time and effort on a resolution that doesn't do anything? Well, they must have wanted it because you get the government you deserve.

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