A report in the Christian Science Monitor today displays the enormous gulf between the actions of the US House of Representatives and the state of world affairs. While the British Parliament is furiously debating (and attacking) Blair's backing of Bush's drive to war, the US House of Reps is currently debating.....whether to commemorate Lewis and Clarke's expedition on the five cent coin!!!

To quote Democrat Senator Robert Byrd (W-V) on the US Senate's debate about the war, "This Chamber is, for the most part, silent - ominously, dreadfully silent. There is no debate, no discussion, no attempt to lay out for the nation the pros and cons of this particular war."

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