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Friday, March 30, 2007

Thomas picked this up yesterday from the guys at Power Line. Today it is making the rounds in the MSM:

Members of the House left Washington on Friday for their two-week spring break without weighing in on the international crisis tormenting the nation's closest ally: the capture of 15 British sailors and marines by Iran.

The omission by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is being noted by some Republicans, who say they should have gotten the chance to join the Senate in denouncing Tehran's bold actions.

"I am very disappointed that the speaker chose not to act," said Rep. Charles Dent, R-Pa.

"I believe it's important for us as Americans to show our solidarity with the Britons," he added in a phone interview Friday. "The British are our closest allies, and I think we have to stand next to them in a moment like this."

The Senate on Thursday, before adjourning for its one-week break, passed a resolution condemning the act "in the strongest possible terms" and calling for the sailors "immediate, safe and unconditional release."

Pelosi's spokesman Brendan Daly said the speaker was reluctant to weigh in on the incident without knowing that such a message would do more good than harm. Daly said the British government had not asked Congress to try to pressure Tehran.

First of all, no one needs to ask Speaker Pelosi to pipe up. the Brits did not ask the Senate to do it; the Senate did it as a showing of solidarity with an ally. I find it deplorable that the House refused to make a simple statement showing the nation's support of a close ally.

And I would also like to know why, when the funding for the troops is of absolute necessity, that the House and Senate could take off for spring break? This makes no sense to me whatsoever. Also, why does the House get two weeks when the Senate only gets one? As the Constitution states, all spending bills must originate in the House. It is not as though the Senate can move on a funding bill for the troops.

I see stories like this, and it angers me a great deal. Here was have an ally facing a serious crisis, one that this nation endured almost thirty years ago, and one side of Congress deems it a touchy subject; unsure if such a resolution would help or hinder the situation. Additionally, we have war funding that has yet to be dealt with. (A note to the moonbats -- the current bill is beyond unacceptable. There is absolutely no way the president will sign off on a bribe-laden measure signalling retreat from the battlefield.)

Our disgust of the House's pitiful ideas of priority and representation of the people, and what we believe is important, still has no end.



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