Is Congress attempting to keep a check on the executive's foreign policy adventurism especially as we inch closer toward yet another unnecessary military intervention, this time in Venezuela? Or perhaps the better question is, when has it ever?
Journalist Max Blumenthal recently went to Capitol Hill to find out with camera in tow. And like with Libya, Syria, or Ukraine before, it appears the greater the hawkishness, the greater the ignorance. Blumenthal confronted Congressional members who admitted to US "meddling" in the Latin American country, but who can't figure out if it's "good meddling or not" — as one befuddled and confused lawmaker responded.
The irony of course is that these very Congressional members, perhaps reflecting much of the broader American public, have been obsessed with alleged 'Russian meddling' in the US over the past two years yet don't give a thought when it goes the other way — that is, America's penchant for meddling in other nations, even to the point of military-led regime change and covert coup attempts.