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“This administration is populated by people who’ve spent their careers bashing government. They’re not just small-government conservatives—they’re Grover Norquist, strangle-it-in-the-bathtub conservatives. It’s a cognitive disconnect for them to be able to do something well in an arena that they have so derided and reviled all these years.”

Senator Hillary Clinton

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


This seems like it's a bit of a reach. Penraker notes that countries in the Middle East are taking a more wait and see approach as the Presidency of George Bush comes to and end and an unknown will take office in 2008. With that unknown may come changes Middle East policies, and then, apparently, all hell breaks lose:
So, we can check out of the Middle East now, but we will have to return when things get massively screwed up. Iran will dominate the area. Wars will break out. The flow of oil will be cut off. We will have to send a force ten times the current one to sort it all out. Instead of losing 50 soldiers a month we will be losing 500 a month - or more.

This, of course, is the fault of the Democrats and the New York Times, who would like to uphold the Constitution and allow for both free speech in America and a Presidential election every four years.

I'm not a historian, but I was under the impression that countries often changed policies as the prospect of a new American President loomed. I don't want to sound flippant, but short of denying the 2008 election (which I guess, according to Bush and staff we could do. The President has the power! It's a time of war!), this wait and see approach would be occurring anyway.