Friday, April 01, 2011

Libya, Charlie Rangle, Farrakhan and Transparency

Thank you Charlie Rangle... At least someone on your side of the aisle sees this for what it really is (though, I guess you can finally be honest because you have nothing to lose at this point...)



“The Constitution is clear that when you say that their families back home is going to make this ultimate sacrifice, then you have to have a vote,” Rangel said. “As it is now, it’s very difficult to know except what the president told us as to what authority does he have except other Presidents have done the same thing and I still think other Presidents are wrong for doing it.” “Well, you know if the Congress, if the House of Representatives are the ones to determine whether or not it’s an impeachable offense, there’s a vehicle for to that set up in the Constitution which is much like a grand jury and if they did find that it was impeachable then of course the trial would be in the Senate and so there is a way before we do anything to try to find out where there’s facts that should be investigated. I don’t think there’s enough there to do that because of the nation’s concern,” he said. (SOURCE)

Also, violating UN Security Council Arms Embargoes?

And then there's Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan: Farrakhan reiterated his defense of Moammar Gadhafi on Thursday, calling the embattled Libyan leader a friend and Muslim brother who's lent the movement $8 million over the years.

And though this sounds like an Onion headline...it's real: President Obama finally and quietly accepted his “transparency” award from the open government community this week — in a closed, undisclosed meeting at the White House on Monday.

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