Sunday, December 17, 2006

What's going to happen?

So, what's going to happen in January? Supposedly, in a Democratic Republic (as opposed to a pure Democracy like Athens circa 500 BCE), the elected representatives of the people make decisions. Overwhelmingly, the people of the United States have expressed their desire to cease and desist our involvement in Iraq and to bring the 140,000 plus troops we have there home. (Some of these troops are National Guard who have been away from their families for a long time makeing "National" and "Guard" a double oxymoron.)

Of course the Boy King will say that he is Commander in Chief. He may even say that he can't be impeached in a time of War. That would be interesting.

Yes, the Boy King insists that He is the "decider" and has indicated that He will reject both the will of the people, as expressed in the hard fought election of November, 2006, and the opinion of the Iraq Study Group, which, after all, could only discover information the the Administration already knew.

This is a setup for a horrendous conflict between Bush, supported by the few cronies He has left (I predict a vast exodus of rats from the sinking ship), and Congress. (Sadly, there is some possibility that the Senate will be retained by the Republicans, at least for 3 months, blunting the intensity of the confrontation. A lot can happen in 3 months.)

No one is anxious for this confrontation. It will cause extreme anxiety both nationally and internationally. But it is clear that the course of the country has to be changed and one can simply hope that the Democratic Congress will not sit idly by if Bush decides to increase the troop level instead of beginning them home.

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