Friday, January 31, 2014

Reluctantly giving peace a chance

The news media don't usually write about things that are not happening. But it seems worth noting that apparently the fierce push from the Israel lobby for a new Iran sanctions bill that would blow up nuclear negotiation is petering out, at least for the moment. Partisan Democratic commentator Ed Kilgore makes a revealing observation.

Harry Reid’s going to sit on the bill; he won’t get much pushback from Democrats; and Republicans don’t have the votes to cause much trouble. I wouldn’t be surprised if the number of House and Senate cosponsors actually goes up when it becomes obvious it’s a dead letter.

The White House and most U.S. citizens pushed back, not having completely lost sight of our actual interest in peace. But, per Kilgore, the proposal was a bonanza for dim Democrats and bellicose Republicans. Signing on enhanced their standing with donors and the evangelists of dumb wars, while betting that Daddy (the Prez) would spare them from having to experience the consequences of their posturing.


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Hattie said...

It looks as if the American public has wised up at last. What a fiasco our adventures over there have been.

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