Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Anatomy Of An Ass Kicking...

"The United States has alienated its allies, dismayed its friends and inadvertently gratified its enemies by proclaiming a confused and disturbing strategy." - Jimmy Carter

From the New York Times Dot Com...

October 17, 2007
Support Wanes in House for Genocide Vote

Worried about antagonizing Turkish leaders, House members from both parties have begun to withdraw their support from a resolution supported by the Democratic leadership that would condemn as genocide the mass killings of Armenians nearly a century ago.

Almost a dozen lawmakers had shifted against the measure over the last 24 hours, accelerating a sudden exodus that has cast deep doubt over the measure’s prospects.

Some representatives made clear that they were heeding warnings from the White House, which has called the measure dangerously provocative, and from the Turkish government, which has said House passage would prompt Turkey to reconsider its ties to the United States, including logistical support for the Iraq war.

Until today, the resolution appeared to be on a path to House passage, with strong support from the House speaker,
Nancy Pelosi of California.

It was approved last week by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. But this evening, a group of senior House Democrats had made it known they were planning to ask the leadership to drop plans for a vote on the measure.

The Democrats have clearly bitten off more than they, even with their sizable mouths, can chew here.

I still believe that the supporters of this idiocy should be imprisoned and charged with the crime of Treason. ( Whether they intended to alienate one of our allies by this or not is irrelevant. If I run over a child with my truck while groping for my cell phone in the floor, I am still responsible for the results of my actions, whether I intended to kill a child or not.)

There should be consequences for stupidity, even if you are a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

ESPECIALLY if you are the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Nancy Pelosi is third in line for the Presidency of the United States, behind the Vice President.

She has responsibilities beyond what is politically benificial to her particular political party.

But she does not conduct herself as if this is the case.

She sees herself as a Democrat Leader, not a servant of ALL of the people.

She, at least, should be removed from her position as Speaker of the House.

This whole attempt by her, and the rest of her party to disrupt the Supply Lines to our troops on the feild of battle is disgusting (at best,) and criminal (at least.)

If any of you who may read this will not join me in condemning this action, and calling for the punishment of those involved, then don't you EVER AGAIN tell me that you support the troops.

You DON'T.

(Hat tip to Mike from Mike's America for the Jimmy Carter quote.)

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