Sunday, June 12, 2011

Standup Congressman

"A US congressman visiting Baghdad Friday suggested that Iraq pay back the United States for the money it has spent in the 8 years since the US-led invasion in 2003. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher spoke during a one-day visit by a group of 6 US congressmen. The California Republican said he raised the suggestion during a meeting with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that some day when Iraq is a 'prosperous' nation it pay back the US for everything it has done here." (US congressman wants Iraq to repay US for war cost, AP, 10/6/11)

"Looking for a solution to global warming? Maybe start clear-cutting many of the world's forests, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher says. The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs oversight subcommittee made it clear during a Wednesday hearing that he doesn't believe in man-made global warming. But if it were true... Rohrabacher said he's hit on an answer by tackling the 80-90% of heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions 'generated by nature herself'. Namely, yank down old trees and get rid of the rotting wood in rainforests. 'Is there some thought being given to subsidizing the clearing of rainforests in order for some countries to eliminate that production of greenhouse gases?' the California Republican asked Todd Stern, the top US climate diplomat and lead witness at the hearing. 'Or would people be supportive of cutting down older trees in order to plant younger trees as a means to prevent this disaster from happening?'" (Do trees cause global warming? Darren Samuelsohn,, 25/5/11)

"The hate-filled radicals that launched missiles into Israel - Hamas triggermen, not Israeli pilots - are the ones who are really responsible for the horrible mayhem we are witnessing in Gaza. The radical Islamists ruthlessly and without any remorse did what they knew would bring retaliation and result in the slaughter of their own people. The hatred of Israel in the hearts of these Hamas radicals clearly outweighs their commitment to the safety and wellbeing of their own people. That's a hard fact. And that after shooting rockets into Israel, they hide among and behind non-combatants - women, and children - makes their actions even more despicable." (Hamas is to blame for most recent conflict in Gaza, The Honorable Dana Rohrabacher of California in the US House of Representatives,, 8/1/09)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The USA would itself be a prosperous nation if only the Bandit State payed back the trillions lavished on its failed and bankrupt ambitions.

Add to that the trillions spent by the USA and others fighting serial wars to try to maintain the cushioned Pashas in the shrinking beachhead at the expense of its own population.