Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Sunday, November 12, 2006

A Modest Agenda

The cat's out of the bag. The Democrats seem have bought wholesale the notion of redeploying into super-bases in Iraq or in Kuwait. Redeployment apparently means "out of harm's way". There will be no pullout. I even read that Howard Dean said the US has to stay in Iraq to prevent a Turkish invasion of Kurdistan.

Truth be told, a pullout from Iraq was not expected, for, as Mr. Luizard pointed out, a pullout would strengthen radical Islam with all the attendant regional upshots.

So, the Democratic Congress is not going to change the President's tax giveaways to the hyper-wealthy, not going to leave the Iraqi theater and not going to impeach Bush and Cheney. But they are going to prevent John Bolton's confirmation as Ambassador to the United Nations and to boycott some of Bush's judicial nominees.

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Blogger Shutter said...

They will however raise the Minimum wage by 7% - cost ? Agree to 20,000 more troops to "cover" the "draw down".

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