Thursday, March 24, 2011

War and Politics

Congress is upset at President Obama for not getting input from them before involving the U.S. in Libya.  That's right, the Congress that did nothing in 2010 until they were threatened with losing Christmas vacation.  The Congress that doesn't think it would necessarily be a bad thing if the government shut down.  The Congress that wants to cut food and health care and heat for the poor out of the budget.

The Congress that takes a week off every three weeks.

The game plan appeared to be the same.  Lay low until Obama does (or doesn't do) something, then howl about how whatever he did (or didn't do) was wrong.  But the media kept going on and on about Obama not consulting Congress before proceeding to war with Libya.

So of course, John Boehner, and assorted Democratic characters, had to take a stand.  They stood up for... debating whether or not we should help the Libyans in their struggle against Gaddafi.  I don't know if as many Libyans would have died while waiting for the debate to end as did during the health care fiasco, but it's a pretty safe bet that we would be leaving the Libyans, as well as our allies, out there hanging from that limb without us for a very long time.

Meanwhile, the hot air rising from Washington would have been more toxic than the radiation on the west coast that is coming from Japan.

So, while our President is willing to stay out of the fight between working class America and our corporate-owned government, at least he appears to be willing to take a stand for what is right on the world stage. 

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