Ode to the US Congress
I hope that I shall never view a Senator in the airport loo
Ooops! Sorry about that. Actually I want to chat on the hypocrisy and sanctimony of the other broken branch, the House.
As we know, the House foreign affairs committee has voted to officially label the Turkish program of genocide against the Armenians as genocide.
Here's the reaction of the White House: While the House is debating the Ottoman Empire, they are not moving forward with appropriations bills," said Stanzel. "The House has not appointed conferees, they aren't coming to the table to discuss children's health care, and they haven't permanently closed the intelligence gap that will open up when the Protect America Act expires."
Here's the reaction of the Turks:
This is all well and good and great fun except (1) we supply our troops through Turkey and (2) what was that stuff again about glass houses and stones??
Here are three questions for the House:
What would you call what we did to the Native Americans here? (genocide?)
What did y'all do about a slightly more recent and massive episode in Rwanda (nothing?)
What are you doing about a current potential episode in Darfur? (see parentheses above)
To me it's kind of like letting the only country who's actually used a nuclear bomb on civilians be the arbiter of what countries can and cannot have nuclear bombs! What's that? Ooops!
Is this a great country or what?