In the wake of the Paris atrocities, there’s some good news and some bad news…
First the good news : Abdelhamid Abaaoud who is believed to be the ringleader of the attacks has been positively identified as full of shrapnel and bullets at the besieged apartment in St Denis. This is very good news because there is one less dangerously deluded murdering son of a bitch alive in the world and he won’t get the chance to do it again.
Now the bad news : The American House of Representatives has voted by 289 votes to 137 to pass a bill restricting the refugees from Syrian who can settle in the United States. In a move truly representative of the state of American democracy, Obama will veto it.
I find it fascinating that in a country that proclaims itself as the leader of the free world (it’s not, but it thinks it is!) one man can have the power to block legislation approved by the people elected by the people to govern them.
Democracy in action…. American style!