US Congress: 'Fight Terrorism, Arm The Terrorists!'Submitted by emalvini on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:44
US Congress: 'Fight Terrorism, Arm The Terrorists!'
Posted by Daniel McAdams | February 25, 2013 08:39 AM
If anything demonstrates the real depths of the insanity that is US foreign policy, it is when lawmakers try to outflank the executive branch by indignantly proposing something even more destructive and outright stupid than the existing policy. They like to call it "getting tough" -- as if sheer force of will must being their desired outcome in events thousands of miles away about which they most likely know little.
Witness this weekend's appearance by the Representative from New York's 16th Congressional district, Elliot Engel, demanding that the president's already destructive policy of covert support for the rebels in Syria (most of whom happen to be foreign jihadists) become an overt and expanded policy.
“I will be introducing legislation to allow the president to arm the rebels,” Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said on ABC's This Week. “I think it's time to do that.