Thursday, June 23, 2011

"Whose side are you on?" - Hillary Clinton

Are You A Traitor?

     During the Bush years it went from stylish to patriotic duty to not just question foreign policy and military intervention but to be against it rabidly.  Meantime, our entry into Libya was sloppy, not well-thought out and seemed to be based upon the dependency and kindness of others and with the ultimate reason: "because we can."
     I'll be the first to admit that political entrepreneurs in both parties are dog-piling onto a bad situation.  That said, when did Congress's examination of any administration's use of military power go from being a devout duty to an almost un-American offense?

Clinton asks Congress, whose side are you on?
Here's the story...

Jun 22, 10:16 PM (ET)

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is questioning the priorities of lawmakers criticizing the U.S. intervention in Libya.
She's asking bluntly, "Whose side are you on?"
Setting up a showdown on Libya, House Republicans agreed Wednesday to vote on dueling measures, one to give President Barack Obama limited authority to continue U.S. involvement in the NATO-led operation against Moammar Gadhafi and the other to cut off funds for military hostilities.
The measures reflect widespread dissatisfaction with Obama's decision not to seek congressional consent for the 3-month-old war.
Clinton says Congress is free to raise objections but questions the priorities of the critics. She says the Obama administration and its partners are rightly siding with the Libyan people.
She spoke about Libya during a brief stop in Jamaica. 

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