David Ignatius: The Senate Republicans' foolish fight over ambassadors
Talk about America's decline is usually wrong. But how else would you describe a country that, in a world of exploding tensions, is unable to confirm dozens of ambassadors to foreign posts because of partisan squabbling? Even by Washington standards, the Senate Republicans have hit a new low for hypocrisy.
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#1 Sep 3, 2014
1,213 pairs of boots on the ground - Fox News:“President Obama announced Tuesday he is sending approximately 350 additional military personnel to Iraq to protect U.S. diplomatic facilities and workers in Baghdad.… Defense officials told Fox News that once the latest forces arrive, the total number of U.S. troops in Iraq will be 1,213.”
#2 Sep 3, 2014
Everyone knows that the plum ambassadorships go to the largest campaign contributors. There is even a building named after child torturer Mel Sembler.
#3 Sep 3, 2014
As President Obama likes to remind us, don't get angry — VOTE!
We need a Congress that's willing to do its job. It's up to us to make that happen.
#4 Sep 3, 2014
The President is correct. If you are not satisfied with any aspect of what our Senators, or Representatives are doing then you need to vote them out of office. When was the last time you faced the day without a new government crisis? We shouldn't have to live like this going from one crisis to the next every day.
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