The Repeal of Resolutions

I’m a little embarrassed this morning because these thoughts never came to my mind no matter how many times I’ve mentioned it earlier, and frankly I haven’t seen the media mention it either.

However the ‘on target’ bloodthirstyliberal has thought it through for us. My re-cap:

If the authorization for war is repealed, hence unauthorizing our attack, how does that affect things now since we are in Iraq at the request of the duly elected Iraqi government seen as a logical consequence by our highly esteemed UN security council?

Riddle me that eh?

In the meantime, just like I loved Mr. Rumsfield for saying out loud what he thinks, I also admire Mr. Dick Cheney.

“She accused me of questioning her patriotism,” Cheney said. “I didn’t question her patriotism. I questioned her judgment.”

How very very true. He said that her strategy was essentially aiding and abetting al-Qaeda’s strategy. (my words not his) If we can’t question the judgement of that without having Pelosi whining to the President about her patriotism being challenged then we don’t really have a debate do we?
In typical Democrat fashion, she now acts like she’s above it all and moving on vs taking on this rebuttal of Mr. Cheneys.

Brendan Daly, Pelosi’s spokesman, said the speaker is “moving on” but said Cheney “would rather launch partisan political attacks than focus on the fact that the administration has failed to support our troops in the field with the equipment and training they need.”

I see Cheney 1, Pelosi 0 on this one.

New Laws

This was a great read regarding trying to fix things by law for the good of all and yet ending up passing the ‘law of unintended consequences’ instead. ie fixing the exploitation of poor countries:

Some U.S. companies have been accused of exploiting Third World workers with poor working conditions and low wages. Say that a U.S. company pays a Cambodian factory worker $3 a day. Do you think that worker had a higher-paying alternative but stupidly chose a lower-paying job instead? I’m betting the $3-a-day job was superior to his next best alternative.

(ht threesources)
Todays LAtimes has an article about Congress trying to pass a law so that airlines can’t hold people hostage over 3 hours. “The Air Passenger Bill of Rights”

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) introduced a bill, dubbed the airline passenger bill of rights, that would give passengers the option to return to the airport terminal after three hours. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) plans to introduce a similar bill next week.

Backers say legislation is needed to prevent a repeat of the JetBlue debacle, as well as a similar incident Dec. 29, when dozens of American Airlines flights were stranded on the ground for hours in various cities after thunderstorms shut down Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

But some believe that setting a three-hour deadline could set off a ripple of unforeseen consequences.

I suspect the pending lawsuits from that day are going to do the preventing of another JetBlue debacle vs Congressional mandate to return the most impatient passenger with the least important deadline back to the airport. Those flights that day made it home that night. With this legislation they would probably have been cancelled. Imagine if you were the one person that absolutely needed to be somewhere……ie dying mother? returning soldier to in labor wife?….interview with folks flying in from around the world to meet you? Plus other life and death emergencies…