Chances for a U.S. resolution calling the mass killings of Armenians that began in 1915 genocide eroded dramatically last night, as sponsors dropped off in droves and senior Democrats urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to abandon her support.
Even if this gets dropped right now, the damage Pelosi wanted to inflict on our troops could already be done. Turkey has pulled it's U.S. ambassador and the Turkish parliament has passed a resolution approving of an incursion into Iraq to go after the PKK. To understand the repercussions of Pelosi's careless act, read The Nancy Pelosi Invasion
- The overwhelming vote to authorize the invasion demonstrates the declining influence of the US with its NATO partner and Middle East ally, a situation exacerbated by the Congressional effort to censure Turkey over a genocide from a century ago:
Also, although I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere yet, if you look at this very deeply do you see anything Pelosi has done that could be considered treason? The jackasses seem to be skirting with that quite a bit lately. I'd have to check back in history and see who's been convicted of treason and how it compares with this action. On the surface I think people might have been convicted on less, but it'll take some looking into.