Originally Posted by tonton
Why? Because the right wing is lobbying hard for deals like this and the Democratic controlled Congress is busy as hell foolishly pandering to the right to appear "non-partisan".
The dems in congress aren't doing anything that is against their respective natures. You just don't understand politicians -- it's all posturing. Their guy (Obama) made some tactical moves in "the war on terror" that were, amazingly, even dumber that Bush's, and they are supporting the lunacy because they can't deal with the thought of looking worse than the republicans in regard to handling this war -- and let's face it, the Bush administration's handling of it was a low bar to begin with. "Pandering" isn't really the issue, as much as it is "posturing." The republicans seem likely to win the house and senate in this election, so the posturing does, fortunately, have a time limit.