Great American Patriots + Patriot Act, ctd + Jingoism
How does our beloved American congress respond to Bibi's blatant disregard for US interests? For his recent public dismissal of our Prez? How do they respond to ludicrous and absurd proclamations such as equating Hamas with Al Qaeda and claiming that Israel is "not a foreign occupier" in the West Bank?
By providing the Israeli PM w/far more ovations than our own US President, that's how.
Glenn Greenwald has the goods on that and more: "The law that was once the symbolic shorthand for evil Bush/Cheney post-9/11 radicalism just received a vote in favor of its four-year, reform-free extension by a vote of74-8: only resolutions to support Israel command more lopsided majorities.
Several days ago I noted that Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell had agreed to a four-year extension of the most controversial provisions of the Patriot Act -- a bill Democrats everywhere once claimed to revile -- without a single reform (despite the long and documented history of its abuse and despite Obama's previously claimed desire to reform it). Tonight, a cloture vote was taken in the Senate on the four-year extension and it passed by a vote of 74-8."
And the humanitarian effort, those love bombs continue to rain down on Libya. Shit, it's all so depressing...yet there once was a funny man named George Carlin, this man who used to explain away our war with words, their meaning, now, as they barely live and breathe; practically extinct.