Democrats Pull Armenian Genocide Resolution

Being generous in calling it the ‘genocide vote,’ the Christian Science Monitor reports the House resolution condemning Armenian genocide is being shelved because its passage “has stumbled on pragmatic concerns.” Pragmatic to what? A war maybe?

The sudden misgivings about a popular House resolution condemning as “genocide” the large-scale killings of Armenians more than nine decades ago illustrate a recurring tug of war in US foreign policy: when to take the moral high ground and when to heed the pragmatic realities of national interests.

And the idea of this vote being ‘popular’ says more about these democrats than it does about something that had already been done twice before.  To suggest that Congressional democrat leaders are only now, after the fact, considering the pragmatic realities of such a move demonstrates just how incompetent they are to run this country.

This legislative mischief, seemingly righteous and a long way from anyone’s congressional district, has the same echo of the cultural and political ignorance that followed the U.S. invasion into Iraq: good intentions brought down by hard realities no one ever thought about or expected.  A throwaway vote on a feel-good resolution has deeply insulted a steady ally, with grim consequences for the U.S. presence in Iraq. Access to an invaluable airfield could be yanked away.

Big lesson here is everybody sees just how far they would go for a political goal. It is what we could expect from another Clinton, or name your democrat, administration, because it’s what we are getting now.

It’s A New Day In Philadelphia This Sunday

Following through on Philadelphia Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson’s plan to make Philly a safer place to live, the 10,000 Men On The Street program kicks off this Sunday October 21, 2007. ‘It’s a new day in Philadelphia’ kicks off in the Liacouras Center at Temple University, 12 noon. Be there if you can help. You can register online here. ‘Philly’s Best,’ WDAS-FM is participating with a message of their own, “Put It Down. ”

Entertainment insider, local promoter and movie producer Charles “Charlie Mack” Alston, and music mogul, Philadelphia icon and community developer Kenny Gamble combined forces with Philadelphia Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson to help combat the senseless gun violence plaguing the streets of Philadelphia and promote harmony in the neighborhoods. The community rallies reflect a partnership with a broad-based coalition of community, government, professional and faith based organizations.

Sylvester is looking for volunteer citizens to get involved by going into their neighborhoods and give 3 hours a day for 90 days. 10,000 if possible, but he’d be pleased if he gets 1000. What I like about this idea is that these volunteers are not ‘the man.’ They are fathers, uncles, cousins, brothers, and sons of families living in the neighborhood, not police with guns, clubs, and pepper spray. This kind of involvement will be the starting point for turning things around in the city and the commissioner deserves all the support he can get.

A Call To Action 10,000 Men On The Street
Put It Down
WDAS-FM Put It Down
Commish: I need 10,000 black men

Hillary Understands ‘War For Oil’

Have you seen this much in the newspapers?  On TV?  She said it last week in a little town meeting to an audience of about 300 people.  That’s 300 people in South Carolina.  Speaking to the threat of Tehran interfering with oil supplies she said . . .

“I will make it very clear to the Iranians that there are very serious consequences attached to their actions,” Clinton said. The presidential candidate spoke at a town hall meeting with 300 people at a high school in a Democratic stronghold in early voting South Carolina.

The New York senator, responding to a question, said blocking oil shipments “would be devastating to the world economy.”

If the U.S. took military action as a result, she said, “I would hope that the world would see that was an action of last resort, not first resort. Because we need the world to agree with us about the threat that Iran poses to everyone.”

Forgetting the fact on how this issue is demagogued by the rabid left, who say it is about taking their oil for ourselves, it is good to see she is coming around to making sense.  I’m sure much to the chagrin of the Soros wing of her party.  Then again, it remains to be seen if she would utter the same words in California.