3 Weeks- 3 Countries Protest US Congress… How Do They Do It?
The US Congress is working on a new motto:
“We’re not just unpopular here at home.”
The US Congress Does It Again…
Now China Quits 5+1 Talks Over Congressional Actions!
Two weeks ago Iraqis protested the US Congress…
Demonstrators chant slogans during a protest in Baghdad October 6, 2007. Members of the Iraqi Democratic Nation Party held a rally in Baghdad on Saturday protesting against the federal system in Iraq which was proposed by the U.S. Senate. The writing on the banner reads “No No to Federalism, United Iraq from south to north and from east to west”. (REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani)
Watching America has more on Iraq’s displeasure with the US Senate resolution.
Last week Turkey protested the US Congress…
Members of the left-wing Workers’ Party wave Turkish flags as they chant slogans during a protest against the U.S. and its passing of a bill describing World War I-era killings of Armenians as genocide, Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007. Despite intense lobbying by Turkish officials and opposition by U.S. President George W. Bush, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the bill by a 27-21 vote, a move likely to be considered an insult by most Turks. (AP Photo/Murad Sezer)
Some people see this Armenian genocide vote as a Democratic sabotage of our armed forces during wartime.
In less than 3 weeks the US Congress has caused protests in Iraq, Turkey and now official protests by the government in China.
Good going, guys!
Fars News Reported:
TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- A US official said international talks in Germany on the Iranian nuclear program have been postponed after China canceled in protest.
The unidentified official told reporters Monday that the move seems to reflect China’s displeasure over a visit by the Dalai Lama to the United States.
The US Congress will award the exiled Tibetan leader its highest honor in a ceremony Wednesday – the same day the Berlin talks were scheduled.
The unnamed official said China’s cancellation will probably push the talks off until next week.
The meeting between the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany is supposed to discuss whether to impose new sanctions on Iran.
China also canceled this year’s annual human rights talks with Germany that were to be held in December.
After German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled she would meet the Dalai Lama last month over China’s protests, Beijing called off talks with German officials scheduled for the same day.
US President Bush is expected to attend Wednesday’s award ceremony and meet with the Dalai Lama at the White House. China has objected to the Dalai Lama’s visit, which it says interferes in its internal affairs.
The AP does the only thing it can do to help the poor Democrats- They blame the “Congressional Gold Medal” given to the Dalai Lama on Bush.
UPDATE: Good job, dems!
Oil prices soar on US tension with Turkey.