The Democrats have been drowning in bad news lately. A staunchly conservative Republican (and a racial minority to boot!) was overwhelmingly elected governor of Louisiana on the first ballot over the weekend. The New York Times (and Daily Kos) are moaning about their need to "double-check that the Democrats actually won control of Congress last year" after brutal defeats on national security and health care reform votes at the hands of George Bush, and moaning too as Speaker Pelosi is forced to back away from a crazy colleague spewing anti-Bush hatred under the withering fire of the conservative blogosphere. And the Democrats themselves are raising serious questions about whether their runaway presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is electable.
And now, writing on National Review, Charles Krauthammer asks whether Pelosi has intentionally raised the Armenia issue to drive Turkish support away from the Bush administration on Iraq -- essentially, an act of treachery against her own country. He writes: "Turkey is already massing troops near the Iraq border, threatening a campaign against Kurdish rebels that could destabilize the one stable front in Iraq. The same House of Representatives that has been complaining loudly about the lack of armored vehicles for our troops is blithely jeopardizing relations with the country through which 95 percent of the new heavily armored vehicles are now transiting on the way to saving American lives in Iraq."
Let's not forget that today's Armenia is one of the few countries in the world to have closely allied itself with the Kremlin dictatorship of Vladimir Putin, thereby indirectly giving aid and comfort to such American foes as Venezuela, Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah. It begins to seem that the Democratic Party, drunk with its newfound power, is taking leave of its senses without even completing a single election cycle.
So, are the "Democrats" trying to accomplish by illicit means what they have been denied by democratic means? Does their own incompetence force them to adopt the tactics of subterfuge?
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Dew M says:
What a complete and utter CRAP article!!!
By attempting to historically acknowledge a genocide, Pelosi is guily of catering to HIZBOLLAH?!?!
It absolutely flies in the in face of reason, and it's so stunningly ill-informed and contrived that I'm shocked that it was even published.
I'll grant that the timing of the resolution was quite poor and short-sighted, and would've seriously damaged relations with an ally, which amounts to a bad foreign policy move. But to imply support to terrorism/Venzuela/Cuba/whatever with NOT A SHRED OF EVIDENCE is just disgusting.
There are just so many layers of stunning ignorance in the statement, that it's difficult to even know where to begin to address them.
I used to frequent this blog for insights into Russia, but the mere fact of having posted this article is egregious enough to make me reconsider your capacity for sound judgement in the first place.
You should try reading this article again when you are not quite so drunk on both vodka and ego mania.
The article doesn't say that PELOSI is giving aid to Hezbollah, it says that ARMENIA is doing that, indirectly. Russia provides direct support to both Hezbollah and Hamas, as well as to Iran and Syria. Armenia has chosen to support Russia, not the West, in regard to that action, as well as in regard to Russian imperialism towards former Soviet slaves states like Georgia, Ukraine and the Baltics.
The article says that Pelosi might want to consider that Armenia isn't an innocent victim but rather has taken sides against the West, therefore its basis for complaining is questionable. It also accuses Pelosi of supporting the alienation of Turkey, a key Bush ally, for the purpose of undermining the U.S. policy in Iraq -- and the overwhemling majority of poll respondents agree with this conclusion.
By the way, throwing around childish words like "crap" and capital letters is unlikely to convince anyone of the wisdom of your position. If you don't like this blog, don't read it. Your visits won't be missed.