According to AFP:

“The US House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly backed a symbolic resolution urging Thailand’s political crisis be resolved peacefully and through democratic means.

“Lawmakers voted 411-4 in favor (sic) of the measure, which also calls on all parties in Thailand to “work assiduously to settle their differences” based on a five-point reconciliation plan crafted by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.”

Huh? Why is a bunch of over-privileged, geriatric Americans who probably couldn’t even point to Thailand on a map voting on this matter? For those of us who live here and try closely to follow politics the issues are far from clear-cut.

Doesn’t the US of A have enough problems of its own to keep them busy? Aren’t the financial crisis, woeful healthcare, rampant drug abuse, failing educational system, out-of-control credit (coupled with the lowest savings rate of any developed country), social inequality and illegal immigration enough to fill the time of the Honorable (sic) representatives? Oh, and then there’s the small matter of an oil leak somewhere or other.

And frankly, it’s rarely a good thing for Uncle Sam to take an interest in a foreign country. Think of Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, Guatemala, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Panama, Grenada, Nicaragua, Venezuela Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Angola, Somalia, Libya and all the others. And let’s not forget the greatest war crimes of all time: Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Bow your head in shame, bald eagle. And stay the hell away from my backyard.

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