Every time anything happens, half a dozen Congresscritters decide they are in charge of US foreign policy. It doesn't matter if they are republicrats or whatever. They have to grandstand for the folks back home. During the Bush years, U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, now running for Michigan governor, decided to release Iraqi documents, including the plans for building a nuclear weapon, in Arabic. So now anybody in the world who could read Arabic has the plans for the bomb available, courtesy of one republicrat Congresscritter. Now Lowey is doing her thing and so is Berman. And Cantor would do anything to the USA if it hurt Obama, anything. Lowey and Berman are not Senators, they can delay. Cantor is a Republican with little power at all. Foreign policy is the province of the Presidency. We'll see if this lasts beyond the August break.
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