It looks like the world is finally starting to sort itself out across the ocean. Mid-term elections are scaring the hell out of the Republican members of Congress and some of the Senate. It’s become evident to them, that the White House has hung them out to dry with an unpopular war, a terrible domestic record (FEMA), many failed and unpopular policies (social security reform anyone, plans to overturn Roe vs. Wade), huge deficits and a generally unsavory aura (legalized torture, the Plame Game).
What is shocking is how long it took for the media and the Republicans to address these issues. All of this should have come out in time for the last presidential election.
But the indefatigable strategists of the GOP do have one confidence-restoring scenario – another terrorist attack on US soil.
A confidential memo circulating among senior Republican leaders suggests that a new attack by terrorists on U.S. soil could reverse the sagging fortunes of President George W. Bush as well as the GOP and “restore his image as a leader of the American people”…. “validate” the President’s war on terror and allow Bush to “unite the country” in a “time of national shock and sorrow.”…Such a reversal in the President’s fortunes could keep the party from losing control of Congress in the 2006 midterm elections.
What a great idea to restore national unity! What is a few thousand lives to political advantage.
It turns out that after all it was Joseph Stalin who won the Cold War.