Saturday, June 21, 2008
More Betrayal from Democrats. The Democratic-majority House of Representatives yesterday approved a reform to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that would effectively endorse the Bush Administration's past abuses and shield telecom companies from both prosecutions and lawsuits for past violations. To his (limited) credit, Democratic Presidential candidate Obama said today he would seek to remove immunity for telecoms from the version of the bill up for consideration next week by the Democratic-controlled Senate. Were the Senate to remove that provision but approve the 'update', a conference committee would then have to hammer out an agreed version for final approval by both houses and submission (apt word) to President Bush.
The FISA bill was approved by the House by a vote of 293-129.So much for the Democrats as vigilant guardians of our civil liberties.
As regards Democrats opposing the Iraq War, consider this. On Thursday:
The bill to provide $162 billion to fund U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan well into next year, along with historic increases in college aid for returning troops and help for the unemployed and Midwestern flood victims, sailed through [the House].And you thought the Democrats were opposed to the Iraq War! Guess again.
The Democrats are just Little Republicans, Tweedledee to Dumbya's Tweedledumb. There is no one to cheer for, no one to vote for. The System is absolutely and completely broken. And Barack Obama has no solutions. I have, but nobody listens to me.
(The current U.S. military death toll in Iraq, according to the website "Iraq Coalition Casualties", is 4,102 — for Israel.)
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