A new virus is spreading throughout the US Senate and it appears that an increasing number of our lawmakers have been infected. The last notable germ to contaminate the Senate was this year’s Pro-Illegal-Alien bug that will continue to allow illegal immigrants to enter the US and destroy any continued hope for US sovereignty. However, this new highly-contagious and virulent disease may prove to be terminal—for both the United States of America and its people.
Some of the observable symptoms of this latest malady include:
• US Senators traveling to the Middle East, while rushing to formulate their own—individual—US foreign policies
• US Senators demanding that President Bush meet with Syrian President Bashar Assad to “help” with Lebanon and Iraq—even though Assad has been part and parcel to terrorist activities in the region
• US Senators demands that the Bush Administration open up “talks” with Iran regarding “assistance” in the ‘problems in the Middle East’—despite the fact that Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been the largest supplier of terrorists in Iraq, has called for Israel to be “wiped off the map” and is a weapons’ supplier to both Palestinian Hamas and Hezbollah in Lebanon
• Bent over US Senators looking under rocks, in order to find the elusive and mythical “appeasement Unicorn”—despite the fact that terrorists only respond positively to strength
• Senators heard almost incoherently mumbling, while gnashing their teeth: “We have to give up. We have to surrender…”
To date, some of the more vocal infected senators include Senators Christopher Dodd (D-CN), Ben Nelson (D-FL), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and—of course—John Kerry (D-MA). Joining the Democrats is Republican-in-name-only (AKA “RINO”) Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), who plans a trip to Syria to meet with thug-in-charge Assad. Specter and the others have made the decision that they will now decide how to affect US policy, when dealing with terrorists and their leaders. In actually meeting with those leaders, the senators not only provide credibility to those “leaders” who are actually causing said terrorism but, place the US in a visible-to-the-world weakened state. This illness, initially dubbed the “Stupidity-that-flies-in-the-face-of-all-common-sense-and-reason”—or SCAR virus—is also said to be spreading to other senators; those who want to be President of the United States but, “can’t get elected even in their wildest dreams”. Thus far, the disease has only affected US senators. But, indications are that is may be spreading into the House of Representatives. Speaker-to-be Pelosi (D-CA) has indicated that she too thinks talking with terrorist nations Iran and Syria could be “helpful”.
Showing that the SCAR virus has moved into areas of the brain, the Middle Eastern-bound senators are making additional seemingly bizarre statements. John Kerry recently said: “I'm going to push them [the Syrians] on a number of different issues. I'm curious about what they might or might not be willing to do as we go forward here.” What “they might or might not be willing to do”, Senator? With its two recent assassinations of Lebanese leaders and Syria’s support of terrorist Hezbollah, I would have thought that question had already been answered—even for the dullest individuals amongst us. And how, pray tell, do you plan to “push them”? Are you going to threaten the use of your infamous spit-balls? Note: This individual could actually have become POTUS.
Joining Kerry on his “I’ll-fix-everything-in-the-Middle-East whirlwind tour” is Christopher Dodd. In Lebanon, the two met with Hezbollah ally and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri. The two men then took time for a photo-op with leader of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon’s Walid Jumblatt—who, until recently, was a Hezbollah supporter. No matter to the senators. Besides, Kerry has met with and supported enemies of the US in the past and has said: “I'm an internationalist. I'd like to see our troops dispersed through the world only at the directive of the United Nations.” Hard as it may be to believe, this man actually is a US senator.
Commenting on the Iraq Study Group report (AKA “The Iraq Surrender Group Report”), Sen. Durbin said nonsensically: “I believe the clearest way to make this report a reality is to begin redeployment [translation: “cut and run”] of our troops out of Iraq in January 2007.” Senator Ben Nelson was, apparently, the first to contract the SCAR virus (ground zero) and the first to have a dialogue with Assad. However, the disease may not be as potent in Nelson, as he actually said: “I don't trust him [Assad] at all.” Commenting on these peripatetic patriarchs, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow commented: “The point is that even lending a further specter of legitimacy to that government undermines the cause of democracy in the region.” Thankfully, at least Tony hasn’t as yet contracted the disease.
The problems inherent in these trips for conversations with our enemies, as well as attempts to bolster the senators’ self-importance, is that it places the USA in a perceived diluted position while assuming a bent and submissive posture. But, as has for too long been the case, “our” senators don’t seem to care. These are the ones you elected, folks. And, these are the ones who may just destroy us. Considering the results of the 2006 mid-term elections, perhaps the SCAR virus has already spread to the US’ general population. For the survival of the country, we can only hope and pray a cure is found. And, I would suggest, it had best be soon.
Sher Zieve is a long-time syndicated columnist who generally writes columns of a politically Conservative and Constitutional nature. She also interviews notable people with an interesting and/or newsworthy story to tell. These include politicians, writers, activists and others in the news. Her work has been and continues to be carried by both national and international publications. Sher appears regularly on national talk shows.