“GAZA — Three Congressional Democrats, including Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, visited Gaza on Thursday, saying they wanted to see for themselves the destruction caused by the
war with Israel last month and to assess the area’s needs.
They were the first American government officials to visit this Palestinian coastal strip run by Hamas in more than three years and the first American legislators to come since 2000, according to a spokeswoman for the American Consulate in Jerusalem.
” [Source: NYtimes.com]
CAN YOU SAY WASTE OF TAX PAYERS MONEY!!!! It is funny to me that Mr. Green John Kerry thinks he has to use fossil fuels and tax payers money to see what destruction is caused by a war. What, can’t the media and news pictures tell you the story.
This is a total waste of tax payers, and “precious natural resources”. I wonder how many secret service, and military personnel had to baby sit them while they were over there. And the thing is… They could not even share the same plane. They had to go on their own separate tours and arrive at different times.
URGGGHHH… It amazes me at how out of touch our congressmen are. Hey, I want to go see the devastation for myself as well. Can the US flip the bill for my tour? This is just an inconvenient truth. I can see their report now… “Yes, the area was devestated in a war. It was terrible, people are suffering. Blah, Blah, Blah… I am going to write a book on it…”
(And yes Kyle, I would be just as upset about this if any of the three were republicans….)