I would draw the attention of our Dear Readers to a certain kerfluffle that has arisen over the last few days involving 47 members of the United States Senate and a letter they wrote to the Iranian Government. (Just as an aside – a kerfluffle is the same as a brouhaha, but with less actual grounding in fact and more sound and fury, signifying nothing.) The short version, as I understand it, is that Said Senators have pointed out to the Iranian government that any deal they make with us regarding the Iranian nuclear program is subject to approval by Said Senate, and anything else is simply a handshake deal that could be changed at any time once President Obama moves on, much like keeping one’s fingers crossed behind one’s back. On the other hand, the Secretary of State and a great many of the Usual Suspects on the President’s side of the argument are saying that this was an Incredible Affront To The Dignity Of The POTUS and a clear effort to sabotage what is clearly the last hope for Peace In Our Time. The word ‘treason’ has been tossed about, and a petition to have Said Senators charged with treason is actively being pushed and trumpeted apparently in the belief that if three-tenths of one percent of the total population of this country has no idea what they’re talking about, it’s pretty damned important.
The depressing thing for me, is this. No small percentage of the half-wits who signed the online petition calling for the arrest of the 47 Senators labor under the illusion that the White House is under some legal, constitutional obligation to actually follow through and make arrests just because a fraction of a percent of the population bothered to click on a link.
Seriously. They think that.