Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Election Results - Happy Birthday Osama!

Just kidding.

On a more serious note, every Democratic victory speech contained at least one sentence like "The American people have voted for a change" or "a new direction" or "something different". Soon-to-be the first female majority House speaker Nancy Pelosi mentioned in her own victor's cackle last night that there would be a change of direction in Iraq.

In light of this, let's return to the question posed earlier as to whether or not a Democrat-majority house is going cause any significant changes in Iraq. And keep in mind that this includes changes brought about by other nations/groups, who might react to news of a Democratic victory linked to the idea that the American public are dissatisfied with Bush and the Republican party.

To be perfectly honest, I'm more interested in the latter right now. I honestly don't think there's going to be a lot of Democratic initiative to radically transform the current policy in Iraq. We're not going to withdraw, but now it'll be harder to increase the troop number. Heck, the only two exerpts from Pelosi played on the radio mention "changes in Iraq" right after a promise to increase minimum wage.

Latin America's reaction will be very interesting to watch. Keep in mind that Daniel Ortega was confirmed as President of Nicaragua. If you've heard that name a lot recently and wondered who he is - look him up. If we had Chavez pleading with Americans to impeach Bush and read Chomsky before, now we'll probably have him demanding Cheney's balls on a plate and reading Shatner's Tekwar.

Someone is going to announce that terrorists have promised renewed attacks. UBL himself may release another late-night Jihadi infomercial - hell now that the Democrats are in power he might even show up on the Daily Show.

Now, what about China or North Korea? Iran?

And here's one final question. If Democratic countrol of the House, and possibly senate, leads to decisions even more unpopular with the American public than the (until January) current Republican incumbents, what sort of effects will a conservative backlash have?

6 comments:

Causal said...
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Causal said...

Well, first the DFL backlask...
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Take a moment, and help convince Nancy Pelosi to Impeach..

The day the nation demands impeachment is upon us. Sacks and sacks of mail are about to arrive in Nancy Pelosi's office initiating impeachment via the House of Representative's own rules. This legal document is as binding as if a State or if the House itself passed the impeachment resolution (H.R. 635).

There's a little known and rarely used clause of the "Jefferson Manual" in the rules for the House of Representatives which sets forth the various ways in which a president can be impeached. Only the House Judiciary Committee puts together the Articles of Impeachment, but before that happens, someone has to initiate the process.

That's where we come in. In addition to a House Resolution (635), or the State-by-State method, one of the ways to get impeachment going is for individual citizens like you and me to submit a memorial. ImpeachforPeace.org has created a new memorial based on one which was successful in impeaching a federal official in the past. You can find it on their website as a PDF.

You can initiate the impeachment process and simultaneously help to convince Pelosi to follow through with the process. Do-It-Yourself by downloading the memorial, filling in the relevant information in the blanks (your name, state, etc.), and sending it in. Be a part of history.

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Dr. Duke Nukem said...

congratulations

J. said...

Why is it that every national security "expert" I've seen on the net is convinced that the Dems will immediately pull us out of Iraq, strip the armed forces of their equipment, and invite Osama over for tea? It may have escaped you, but there are several retired military generals and admirals on the Dem side, in addition to a host of national security advisors, diplomats, and analysts. They're not idiots. Talking about a "conservative backlash" is premature to say the least. Let's wait until Bushie screws up enough to ruin the Repub chances for 08 first.

Dr. Duke Nukem said...

Fascinating. Another blog-troll storms down from the mountains to toss in the feces-encrusted monopoly money that is their 2 cents. Was it ever said in the original post that the Democrats were going to withdraw or carry out any of the other actions you referred to? But please don't let that minor detail, or the fact that this is the blog for a national security class with no presumption of being "expert", prevent you from spewing forth any more nuggets of wisdom from whatever hole from whence you eject opinions.

And fascinatingly enough, it's a lot of the people who voted for Dems who expect them to perform a lot of the activities you mentioned: not conservatives, who feel just as betrayed by the Bush and the GOP as anyone else.

Now, should you feel the urge to dislodge your cranium from the anal cavity, you could spend more time talking about what this new host of Democratic foreign policy decision makers are planning to do.

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