Last year, Congress was important enough to be entrusted with the Obamacare job of rewriting the rules for one-sixth of the American economy. This year, Congress isn’t even worth consulting when taking America to war in Libya. Speaker John Boehner has a letter posted on the House web site in which the questions he now feels quite reasonably compelled to ask read like something out of a parody skit on Obama’s priorities. Good questions here, from a congress which, since Obama decided to open a new war, has had to queue for the president’s attention, waiting in line somewhere behind the Arab League, the United Nations, an Obama family soccer frolic in Rio, and the media of Brazil, Chile and El Salvador. Boehner is “troubled”….
Who Needs Congress When We've Got the UN, the Arab League and Rio?
By Claudia Rosett Mar 24, 2011 12:06 PM ET
For media inquiries, please contact [email protected] Claudia Rosett is widely recognized as a ground-breaking reporter on corruption at the United Nations. Her investigative reporting skills, drawn from three decades as a journalist covering international affairs, led her to expose the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, the worst financial fraud in the history of humanitarian relief. Ms. Rosett worked from 1984-2002 as a staff editorialist, editor and reporter at The Wall Street Journal, and has appeared before six U.S. House and Senate Committees and Subcommittees to testify on subjects including U.N.-related corruption and the Iran-North Korea strategic alliance. Her work on Oil-for-Food earned Claudia the 2005 Eric Breindel Award and the Mightier Pen award, and for her on-site coverage of China's Tiananmen Square in 1989, she won an Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence. She is a Foreign Policy Fellow with the Independent Women's Forum, and writes a column on foreign affairs for Forbes.com.