Friday, October 19, 2007

Pete's Stark Pandering

"But you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the President's amusement."

Some applaud Stark's comments, but they're a bit over the top even for me. I don't think Bush finds much amusement in life, or death. I don't think Bush capable of human emotion other than anger at perceived insults to his ego.

Stark (made his millions in banking) has been in the "halls of power" for 35 years, approximately the same length of time the US has been on its decline in a handbasket. Have I mentioned term limits? Stark, one of many poster boys for term limits.

So, how did Stark vote on AUMF (Authorization for Use of Military Force) back in September 2001?

AUMF, the blanket that gave BushCo the whereas authority to "deter and prevent" terrorism against the United States. The congressional nod to go for it, go ahead, get your wars on, AUMF, otherwise known as let's go to Afghanistan first.

Stark voted YES to AUMF. He can play progressive man of peace in the political circus - but he knew BushCo's rising tides would lift all portfolios.

The lone House member to vote NO was Barbara Lee:

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