On Morning Joe today they continued to focus on the possibility of a nuclear tragedy although there is still no evidence of a widespread nuclear problem. The Morning Joe crew believes that Japan's government is holding back information, but I doubt they would put their people at risk knowing that it will be become clear enough shortly what the radiation levels are. There is hardly any talk about the real problems facing millions of people in Japan -- food,shelter, loss of loved ones, missing people, electricity, general upheaval and unimaginable anxiety.
The Morning Joe crew reported that Saudia Arabia is sending troops into Bahrain to protect the King, and that the US is urging caution. So much for democracy. It now appears that the US administration's position is that if democracy doesn't smell right to us, we'll reject it and support the tyrants, but if it smells okay we'll support the people.
It was also reported that the US is likely to join other nations to intervene in Libya. If we do, we'll be left holding the bag when things go wrong. Our interference in the Mid East and Northern Africa will not turn out well if history is a guide. Bahrain could turn into a confrontation between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The situation doesn't look good and there is no way for America to win, because what we're doing isn't consistent and principled, so it'll eventually anger most of the people in that region. We need to clarify our relationship in the Mid-East.
Later on Morning Joe, Andy McCarthy came on and had to once again double-pinky promise that the Republicans will tackle entitlements. Dee Dee Myers praised Obama for putting out a starting budget to begin the debate. That's funny. Pat Buchanan was the only one living in reality -- Pat said that the Democrats want the Republicans to tackle entitlements so that the Democrats can destroy the Republicans for tackling entitlements. Bingo.