June 04, 2007

Will Nancy Pelosi Remember the Bonus Army anniversary?

It strikes me as particularly hollow that Speaker Nancy Pelosi used her pulpit as head of America's House of Representatives to breathe life into the propaganda that what happened in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, was a massacre of "pro-democracy" demonstrators and students and - more ridiculous - ominously threatening that maybe China won't get to host the Summer Olympics next year (as though the Olympics were the USA's to give or take away). Why hollow? Because I doubt that Pelosi will issue any statement on July 28 on the anniversary of the suppression of the Bonus Army that occured right outside the halls of Congress when US Army troops killed and wounded American protestors with guns and tanks. But that was back in 1932.

More ridiculous still is that Pelosi still thinks the USA has any moral ground to claim whatsoever in the wake of the Iraq occupation and our conduct at the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons. As for the Olympics Madame Speaker, the games are awarded to a CITY not a nation and the voting, in which the USA fully participated, is conducted by the International Olympic Committee and is not controlled by the USA and it is not in your power to declare whether or not the Chinese get to host the Olympics.

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