Dear Representative Tom Marino (R) Pennsylvania, You’re an idiot.

Republican Congressman let’s the world know he has no business being on the Foreign Affairs committee.

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8 April 2011

 

Congressman Tom MarinoIn response to the U.S.’s participation in the U.N. Security Council approved, NATO Operation Unified Protector, Pennsylvania Congressman Tom Marino spoke to the Scranton Times Tribune voicing his disapproval in how President Obama was handling the situation. In particular, he seemed a little peeved that Congress was not consulted prior to beginning operations.

In doing so, Congressman Marino was quoted saying:

The bottom line is I wish the president would have told us, talked to Congress about what is the plan. Is there a plan? Is the mission to take Gadhafi out?… I think he’s fumbling through this…Where does it stop? Do we go into Africa next? I don’t want to sound callous or cold, but this could go on indefinitely around the world.

Geography 101

The last time I checked, Libya is part of Africa. Just to be sure, I went on to the internet and found a Map of Africa. Sure enough, Libya is definitely part of Africa.

Map of Africa

Congressman Marino Focuses On Africa

I understand very well that not everyone has a love for geography and maps like I do. I understand that because Libya is often thought of as an Arab state (incorrectly), that the average Joe or Jane may not know that Libya is an African country. Just to be abundantly clear on this point, Libya is considered an African country because it lies on the continent of Africa.

Congressman Marino however has no excuse for not knowing Libya is an African country, for he sits not only on the Foreign Relations committee, but on the  Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights.

This is why I proclaim Congressman Tom Marino is an idiot.

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