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Robots on the march

By Owen Paine on Friday February 24, 2006 10:47 AM

Wanna see what a Demo-majority house would pull, foreign affairs-wise?

Well, just look at the recent vote on bullying Iran pointed out by one of our vigilant commenters. This foolish and presumptuous bill includes, among other gems, the following:

(3) calls on all members of the United Nations Security Council, in particular the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, to expeditiously consider and take action in response to the report of Iran's noncompliance in fulfillment of the mandate of the Security Council to respond to and deal with situations bearing on the maintenance of international peace and security;

(4) declares that Iran, through its many breaches for almost 20 years of its obligations under the Safeguards Agreement, has forfeited the right to develop any aspect of a nuclear fuel cycle, especially with uranium conversion and enrichment and plutonium reprocessing technology, equipment, and facilities;

(5) calls on all responsible members of the international community to impose economic sanctions designed to deny Iran the ability to develop nuclear weapons; and

Don't know which is better, the warning shot at China and Russia; or the sanctimonious decision that Iran is not among the deserving; or the idiotic call for economic sanctions.

Against this exercise in the higher idiocy there were, in the House, four nays, count 'em, four, and one of those a Republican:

  • Kucinich
  • McDermott
  • Paul
  • Stark
And then there were 4 neuters -- all Dems -- who voted "Present":
  • Abercrombie
  • Capuano
  • Kaptur
  • Lee
And among the 20 mia's 12 donks more -- you pick 'em out:
  • Berman
  • Bishop (UT)
  • Blumenauer
  • Campbell (CA)
  • Carson
  • Cummings
  • Davis (IL)
  • Evans
  • Hinchey
  • Hinojosa
  • Hunter
  • McKinney
  • Miller, Gary
  • Osborne
  • Rangel
  • Simpson
  • Wamp
  • Wasserman Schultz
  • Westmoreland
  • Woolsey

Personally I'm pleased to see Frank and Sanders among the ayes, and no doubt MJS will be pleased to see Nadler there. Rangel at least dodged the bullet.

Comments (1)

J. Alva Scruggs:

You have to see this! Look at the cute Little Dem squirrels.


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