Another Crappy Day updated
guest blog by Cujo359
Taking another step toward the
Kingdom of Idiots, the Senate passed the Kyl-Lieberman amendment on Wednesday.
This amendment to the defense authorization bill has had much of its incendiary
language removed but still refers to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist
The Kyl-Lieberman Iran amendment — which ratchets up the confrontation
with Iran by calling for the designation of its Revolutionary Guard a terrorist
organization responsible for killing U.S. troops — just passed overwhelmingly,
76-22. … The bill’s backers had tried to mollify its critics by taking out
some of its most incendiary language, particularly the idea that “it
should be the policy of the United States to combat, contain, and roll back
the violent activities and destabilizing influence inside Iraq of the Government
of the Islamic Republic of Iran, its foreign facilitators such as Lebanese
Hezbollah, and its indigenous Iraqi proxies.”
Officially, this thing is a resolution, which doesn’t have the force of law,
but it gives President Bush more rhetorical backing for his quest to get us
involved in yet
another war, this time with Iran.
Of the Democratic Presidential candidates, Senator Hillary Clinton voted for
this piece of nonsense. Barack Obama missed the vote. Chris Dodd and Joe Biden
voted against it. The guy who’s coming in last among the serious candidates,
and the guy who seems to have nothing to recommend him except his expertise
in foreign policy, are the only ones who are willing to call this nonsense for
what it is.
To say I’m not impressed with this field of candidates is an understatement.
There may be some real leaders in the twenty-two
Senators, including Dodd, who voted against this thing, but the ones who
voted for it or abstained represent more of the same to me. Besides, two of
the dissenters, Lugar and Hagel, are Republicans.
In fact, right now I’m really depressed by the possibilities seemingly presented
in this election. Biden, despite his vote here, represents more of the same
to me, as does Clinton. Obama is a wannabee
crook, with an apparent tendency
for narcissism. Edwards, Richardson, and Dodd can’t seem to get their campaigns
in gear, at least partly due to their own inability to manage a national campaign.
I think anyone who’s predicting that things will be much better six years from
now thanks to our new President had better start getting his rationalizations
in order now.