Sunday, November 12, 2006

Mid-term elections a victory for America's enemies

When I first saw the results of last week's mid-term elections, I was just disappointed, and only a little concerned. Being in Europe the week of the elections didn't do much to allay my worries. Everybody there, it seemed, was positively giddy over the election results, and while European nations aren't overt enemies of the US, they certainly don't favor a strong America. Anything in their eyes that bodes well for a kinder, gentler (read weaker) America is just dandy with them. But as reports from elsewhere in the world started filtering in, my worries became more profound.

Some examples...
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:
"Since Washington's hostile and hawkish policies have always been against the Iranian nation, this defeat is actually an obvious victory for the Iranian nation."

Venezuelan Thug-in-Chief Hugo Chavez:
"Heads are beginning to roll," Chavez said of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld during a press conference. "It was about time he resigned. The president should resign now."

Even Abu Musab Al Zarqawi's replacement as head of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, got in on the act, gloating over the Republican losses and Rumsfeld's resignation.

So, thanks, America. Just like Spain in the wake of the Madrid train bombings, you've given the bad guys exactly what they wanted.


Anonymous said...

And all this because the GOP candidate for the senate couldn't keep his mouth shut. His description of a Democrat staffer as a Macccaca or whatever which got filmed and posted on Youtube may have been just enough given the closeness of the Virginia race. If the GOP had held Virginia then Cheney could use his casting vote. Again apologies for having to use Anon.

Eric said...

All true. And the Libertarian candidate in Montana who ran as an independent and took over 10,000 votes didn't help in light of the fact that the Democratic candidate won by just over 2,000 votes.

Unfortunately, voters too easily disregard what's really important.