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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Happy U.N. Days

Proponents of the United Nation’s Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) came up with a brilliant idea. Led by the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, they hoped to celebrate the 24th of October – also known as UN Day – by having that panel rubber-stamp LOST.

Fortunately, one of the Senate’s most knowledgeable and determined opponents of the Treaty, Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, exercised his right to defer its consideration, from the committee business meeting scheduled for Wednesday to at least the next one. Whether this will amount to more than a fleeting stay-of-execution depends on how many other Senators – and their constituents – become aware of the implications of making the day in this manner of the United Nations and affiliated organizations.

Sen. Vitter is certainly doing his part. He has asked for additional hearings before the .... More.


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