I knew Obama would pull off Health Care Reform! This is an amazing moment for the USA and all Americans. A moment when we were fortunate enough to witness our Congress do the right thing, even with tremendous odds against it, and even with the usual crowd choosing their own self-interest above their country and its citizens.
It may not be perfect, but hallelujah and amen! It's a miracle from ...
Washington (CNN) -- President Obama on Sunday praised the "historic" House vote to pass a bill overhauling the nation's ailing health care system, and said now it is time for the Senate to "take the baton" and complete its work.
The record is clear: Dick Cheney and the Bush administration were incompetent war fighters. They ignored Afghanistan for 7 years with a crude approach to counter-insurgency warfare best illustrated by: 1. Deny it. 2. Ignore it. 3. Bomb it. While our intelligence agencies called the region the greatest threat to America, the Bush White House under-resourced our military efforts, shifted attention to Iraq, and failed to bring to justice the masterminds of September 11.
The only time Cheney and his cabal of foreign policy 'experts' have anything to say is when they feel compelled to protect this failed legacy. While President Obama is tasked with cleaning up the considerable mess they left behind, they continue to defend torture or rewrite a legacy of indifference on Afghanistan.
President Barack Obama went to bed troubled. He tossed and turned over the watering down of health care reform by a Congress--even the Democrats / especially the Democrats--that wasn't doing its moral and civic duty to provide the needed overhaul that Americans need.
On date night, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talked about how much they enjoyed their trip to Paris--seeing historical sights, the French food and wine, and experiencing French life and culture. They commented on how the renewed relationship between France and the United States had reinvigorated appreciation and vitality between the two peoples and governments.
The Obamas wondered why the French could have the best health care system in the world, when the USA still wasn't taking care of its own American citizens. They asked themselves why the most powerful nation in the world wasn't providing for the medical needs of its own people--and they wondered what we Americans were going to do about it?
From 25 May to 19 September 2011, the CENTRE POMPIDOU presents a major exhibition that explores Indian society through the eyes of Indian and French artists. A FUN & DYNAMIC exhibit! For more INFO: http://bit.ly/nID8Ym
I'm on a mission--to walk to all the addresses I can find of The Lost Generation writers--Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and more. I've gotta tell you. They had some great digs, and it's a kick to look them up. As M. Malrick of our beloved Hotel Saint Germain would say, not bad. That wild gang knew how to create their lives. Something to think about.
I'll try to get some photos up soon. Ciao.