Pelosi's Bridge over the River Kwai moment.
For all of you who are too young to understand my reference, Bridge Over the River Kwai was a book by Pierre Boulle (Planet of the Apes) that was made into an award winning movie starring
Obi Wan Kenobi Alec Guinness. It is the story of prisoners of war who collaborate with the Japanese Imperial Army to build a bridge for the Death Train that claimed so many lives in WW2. Guinness character, Col. Nicholsen, stands up to the death camp commander Saito and ensures he adheres to the Hague Convention that officers not be made to do manual labor. Nicholson becomes so caught up in his professionalism that he fails to realize that his true duty and that of his men is to thwart the japanese at every opportunity. His pride gets in his way and instead of sabotaging the bridge, he actually ends up aiding in its construction, even as the Allies race to destroy it.
The movie ends with the allies planting bombs on the bridge. Nicholson sees the trap and alerts the japanese. He even fights the man who is trying to set off the charges. Only at the end does he exclaim "What have I done?" The movie ends with the single line "Madness."
A few days ago, The Squad, as they are being called, opposed a border funding bill.
Responding on Twitter, Omar said: “A vote for Mitch McConnell’s border bill is a vote to keep kids in cages and terrorize immigrant communities.”
Tlaib declared: “If you see the Senate bill as an option, then you don’t believe in basic human rights.”
Ocasio-Cortez said: “Hell no. That’s an abdication of power.”
Col. Nicholson Nancy Pelosi to point out to the japanese that the bridge has been wired to attack The Squad and try to put them in their place.
Pelosi feels that the four made themselves irrelevant to the process by voting against “our bill,” as she put it, which she felt was the strongest one she could get. “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” she said. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
By "our bill" I guess she means the
POWs Establishment Dems and the Japanese Republicans, because she sure doesn't mean those Allied against the racist inhumane concentration camps. Of course, those she's in collaboration with chimed in immediately in her defense.
And thus Nancy Pelosi had her Bridge over the River Kwai moment. Did she ask, aghast at last, "What have I done?"
No, she reaffirmed her alliance with the racist right instead, declaring, "Rather than attack members of Congress, he should work with us for humane immigration policy that reflects American values," Pelosi tweeted. "Stop the raids." As if the racist thug and his racist goon squad at ICE are suddenly going to be reasonable, especially after you and the rest of your collaborators just handed over all that money to them (btw, Nancy, whatever happened to Paygo?).