Monday, November 13, 2006

Democrat Round Up

The elections aren't even a week old and already the Democrat position on the war on terror is apparent.

Not only have they been praised by the "Death to America" chanters in Iran and the "Arab street", but now we learn that John Okinawa Murtha may be elected as House Majority leader, some Dems are talking about pulling out of Iraq in four to six months, they're proposing negotiations with Iran (whose stance is unabashedly "we'll talk to you but only if you recognise we'll keep doing exactly what we want regardless"), and are also calling for a return of habeas corpus rights to enemy combatants.

Unsurprisingly, this is bothering even some people who otherwise support the Democrats-

While a bare majority of 51 percent called the Democrats' victory "a good thing," even more said they were concerned about some of the actions a Democratic Congress might take, including 78 percent who were somewhat or very concerned that it would seek too hasty a withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

Another 69 percent said they were concerned that the new Congress would keep the administration "from doing what is necessary to combat terrorism," and two-thirds said they were concerned it would spend too much time investigating the administration and Republican scandals."

Given that, one has to wonder what the heck these people where thinking of on election day- when it was obvious what the Dems actually stood for. Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it- and now they will have to live with a Democrat majority.

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