Eat At Joes

Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Senate Leader Bill Frist has Hissy Fit over Senate Shutdown – Takes Ball Goes Home

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid sick and tired of delay (not DeLay, that’s another criminal matter) from the Republicans who promised a year and a half ago to investigate the Bush Administration’s misuse of forged documents and other questionable intelligence used to send US Troops into Iraq almost three years ago, ordered a closed door meeting of the Senate to demand when the GOP would fulfill that promise. So far Kansas Senator Pat Roberts (Republican) who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee has sat on his ass since promising the American people repeatedly that his committee would hold an investigation into this. Before the 2004 presidential election Roberts said that he would postpone the investigation until after the election so as not to adversely affect the outcome (i.e. cause the American people to realize that the Bush Administration had lied to us in order to start the war). But it has been more than a year since the election and Roberts has continued to delay this investigation. Reid and the Democrats in light of five separate indictments of the Vice President’s Chief of Staff relating to the use of forged documents to justify the war, demanded action on this. Senate Leader Frist responded thusly:

"About 10 minutes ago or so, the United States Senate has been hijacked by the Democratic leadership!" he announced. Never, he said, have "I been [sic] slapped in the face with such an affront to the leadership of this grand institution." Epithets flew from his mouth: "They have no conviction. They have no principles. They have no ideas. This is a pure stunt."

Frist was now sputtering. "This is an affront to me personally. It's an affront to our leadership. It's an affront to the United States of America!" Turning sorrowful, he vowed that "for the next year and a half, I can't trust Senator Reid."

Yes, Senator Frist, you should take this personally. You personally as Senate leader have in all likelihood aided and abetted the cover-up of the misuse of intelligence and forgeries by the Bush Administration in order to start a war that has already killed more than 2000 US Service Members. You should take this very personally. As a relative of a service member called to serve in Iraq and risk her life, I take it very personally. All 300 Million Americans should take this very personally. You have shirked your Constitutionally mandated duty to oversee the Executive Branch. You have failed to do your job you swore to do when you took your oath of office. Yes, you personally, Senator Frist, and the rest of the Republicans in Congress who have stonewalled on fulfilling your Constitutionally mandated duty to oversee the Executive Branch even when asked to by the American people and by the Democratic minority party. It is you, sir, who have no convictions, no principles, and no idea of the damage you have done to this great nation. Or do you?



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