Sunday, August 10, 2014

Our very low standards

US President Barack Obama announced he would begin bombing Iraq last week.  The response from Congress was largely muted.

One who did speak 'out' was US House Rep. Barbara Lee:

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Lee issued this statement upon receiving news of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq:
“I support strictly humanitarian efforts to prevent genocide in Iraq.
While the President has existing authority to protect American diplomatic personnel,  I remain concerned about U.S. mission creep in Iraq and escalation into a larger conflict, which I oppose.
There is no military solution in Iraq. Any lasting solution must be political and respect the rights of all Iraqis.
I am pleased President Obama recognized this in his statement last night, when he said: ‘there’s no American military solution to the larger crisis in Iraq.  The only lasting solution is reconciliation among Iraqi communities and stronger Iraqi security forces.’
I will continue to call for the President to seek congressional authorization before any combat operations. For too long, Congress has abdicated its Constitutional role in matters of war and peace. The President should come to Congress for authorization of any further military action in Iraq.”

Coming under heavy pressure in her district over her recent support of the Israeli government's attack on Gaza, it truly was the very least Lee could do.

Which got us thinking again about the supposedly heroic Barbara Lee -- a woman losers like Matthew Rothschild have drooled over for years.

September 11, 2001, the US was attacked.  In the immediate aftermath, Lee was the only member of Congress to refuse to vote to authorize an attack -- a retaliation attack.

This made her a hero.

This made her a hero?

Lee did the very minimum that anyone in Congress should have done -- bare minimum.

Do not mistake her (poorly and weakly) performing her job as courage.

No, no one else stood up.

Because they were even worse than she is.

But a hero is not someone who does the bare minimum.

Barbara Lee is not a hero.

She is a fake ass.

And the only people who hail her as wonderful are other fake asses (Tom Hayden, we're waving at you!).

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