Monday, November 22, 2010

Strange Bedfellows

Today is Sunday, 21 November 2010.

When was the last time that Barack Obama, Henry Kissinger, James A. Baker III, Brent Scowcroft, and your author agreed on something?

I can’t remember either.

The current something is the necessity for the immediate ratification by the U.S. Senate of the “New Start” treaty, the arms control treaty between the USA/USE and the Russian Federation.

Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) is holding out for even more porkbarrel spending for “modernization” of American weapons of mass destruction. Kyl and his ilk claim to find Obama’s additional $85 billion over the next ten years to be inadequate. Despite the fact that this would be, for 2012-17, an increase of 1/3rd over the 2010 spending.

I think the actual reasons for this position are clear. Ritual willie-waving by the resurgent Repugnicant leadership. Taking a public crap on Obama. Holding out for flushing even more billions of taxpayer dollars down the nuclear arms toilet, to the benefit of large corporations which will respond gratefully with additional financial campaign support.

Weapons of mass destruction, in the hands of anyone, are a genocidal threat to humanity and the planet. If the Repugnicants won’t immediately vote “yes” for the sake of humanity and the planet, at least let them vote “yes” for the sake of reducing the burden of wasteful Federal spending on American taxpayers.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quite right. And well said.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous just thinking said...

Doesn't the willie-waving usually come AFTER the taking a public crap and flushing? Either way, very vivid imagery, together with a "wee" bit of satire here. Well done.

4:58 PM  

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