Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Tears of a Clown

John Boehner cried big crocodile tears today, choking up before the Iraq war debate, because of the seriousness of the issue. It really touched me in a special place; the bile ducts.

Boehner’s fleeting moment of solemnity was quickly replaced with divisive attacks on Iraq war critics. Speaking on the House floor, Boehner began the House debate on the anti-escalation resolution by calling it a criticism of “the latest effort by American forces to win in Iraq." Boehner said that escalation opponents are taking the “bait" of “al Qaeda and terrorist sympathizers" by using Iraq to “divide us here at home."