30 December 2010

Apparently... Barry knows better

-- WASHINGTON -- US President Barack Obama has bypassed the US Senate and directly appointed four new ambassadors, including Robert Ford, who will become the first US envoy to Syria since 2005.

In the most high-profile case, that of the new envoy to Syria, a number of senators objected because they believed sending an ambassador to the country would reward it for bad behavior.

The administration had argued that returning an ambassador to Syria after a five-year absence would help persuade Syria to change its policies regarding Israel, Lebanon and Iraq as well as its willingness to support extremist groups.
Of course... you mention Syria, the first words that come to anyone's mind are reasonable & accomodating.
Syria is designated a "state sponsor of terrorism" by the State Department.

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Here's the biggest legacy of the McDreamy administration... "live & don't learn."


Powell lucas said...

This is also the doofus who knew he couldn't get his economy destroying cap and trade legislation passed so he used the typical lefty solution and handed it off to the bureaucracy. In this case it was the EPA would slapped new restrictions on new or refurbished power plants without the necessity of having, to paraphrase Pierre Trudeau, those nobodies in Congress having any input. This in a nation that is already having major industries close their doors because of a lack of power.
It is the typical insidious progressive method. Give some agency absolute authority in the name of helping and then use that agency to bypass the will of the elected representatives. It's called socialism 101.

Neo Conservative said...

oh, trust me... it's way, way worse than that...

The federal government has accumulated more new debt--$3.22 trillion ($3,220,103,625,307.29)—during the tenure of the 111th Congress than it did during the first 100 Congresses combined, according to official debt figures published by the U.S. Treasury.

In fact, the 111th Congress not only has set the record as the most debt-accumulating Congress in U.S. history, but also has out-stripped its nearest competitor, the 110th, by an astounding $1.262 trillion in new debt.


Thucydides said...

Are there any mechanisms for the Congress and Senate to quash these appointments?

Anonymous said...

yes they can be revolked by congress. do they have the balls?

Neo Conservative said...

"anon says... do they have the balls?"

hmmm... would've thought that kissin' up to syria thing was a dealbreaker.