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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Not what they intended

At J O S H U A P U N D I T, Freedom Fighter has an insightful analysis of Tuesday's US election. This is the part that relates to Israel (and the part that has me quite worried):
While a number of the freshman Democrats newly elected are more conservative in some ways ( the so called `Blue Dog' Democrats) and even an improvement on some of the Republicans that took the fall last night, the real game has little to do with them. The new congressional leadership, the chairmen of the important committees and the Congressional officers who will run the party are old line `progressives' with long experience in government and full knowledge of how to use parliamentary procedure - the rules of Congress - to push their agenda. In a sense, it's the Bolshevik Revolution redux, where people who think they voted for a certain kind of change end up getting something very different. The likes of Nancy Pelosi, Charlie Rangel, John Dingall, Harry Reid and John Conyers have never revealed any real policies except those of opposition and obstruction. Is it any great stretch to forsee that they will continue to go with what they know? Or to expect an endless round of self-serving suppoenas,indictments, investigations, impeachment writs and witch hunts while our enemies use this time to get stronger and more powerful?

Almost every one of the new Democratic committee chairmen and House officers have a long history of anti-military and anti-defence votes, and of hamstringing our intelligence services at every turn. There's no doubt they will continue this policy, and that the leaks out of Congressional committees will become even more pronounced.

And, in spite of the more moderate stance of some of the freshman Democrats, some of the freshman congressmen will be the willing disciples and helpers of the New Order. For instance, one of the new Democratic Congressmen, Keith Ellison(d-MN) is an ex-member of the Nation of Islam and received major backing from CAIR..and of course, the DNC. Can you imagine a jihadi congressman on the House Intelligence Committee or any other committee with access to the inner workings of government? [This is something I had not considered, although I should have, because we have this issue all the time here with Arab MK's serving on the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee (they are nearly always excluded, and since no Arab party has ever been part of a coalition, it has usually not been an issue. I think there may have been an Arab or two from Likud or Labor who served on Foreign Affairs and Defense - maybe Ayoub Kara of Likud. I don't really recall). Ellison on the House Intelligence Committee is a nightmare scenario for Israel and for the US. CiJ]

With all Bush's faults, he at least was willing to fight half of a war.Even that half will become problematic now, and the President will probably simply run out the clock for the next two years. We have set up a scenario where even the things we did right in the War on Jihad will now be severely curtailed or eliminated. Expect the NSA surveillance program and the Patriot Act, for example, to either be terminated or so severely curtailed as to be useless.

You can be sure that both our enemies and our friends are aware of what this election truly signifies..a vacation from history for the luxury of chewing on ourselves for awhile like a mange eaten dog. Our enemies will use the time to their advantage, and our friends will hurry to try and make some kind of accomodation with them while they can...to our detriment. And some of those friends, like Israel, will likely experience increased pressure from the US to be the 21st century Munich.
That thought has occurred to a lot of people here. Especially with Bush now being a lame duck.


At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Bush had the majorities he did not use them properly. Now he lost them, too late. Anyway, gam zu la tov.

At 4:00 PM, Blogger Michael said...

First a hezbo judge, and then Ellison in Minn.

Damn, I'm glad I made Aliyah!

Hopefully, the Dems will screw up badly in the next two years, and common sense plus wiser heads will prevail in 2008.

At 5:36 PM, Blogger eatyourbeans said...

Everybody says you guys have lots of nukes. I hope so. Nobody in the whole wide world will help you now.


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