Waking up

All across the country, people are waking up on the day after the 2006 midterm elections. Some people feel that they are waking up from a long nightmare. Other may perceive today’s new political reality as the real nightmare.

President Bush observed today that the “…people have spoken.”

The Department of Defense is getting a new leader.

The House of Representatives has a new majority, and a new majority leader.

The winning political campaign 2006 strategy: not being a Republican. Some candidates, in fact, seem to have taken that strategy to extremes. Democrats, however, now face a new nightmare reality — they must assume leadership.

Not being a Republican will probably not be a winning political strategy for Election 2008. So, what is the leadership plan? Comedian Lewis Black said “…You see, in our two-party system, the Democrats are the party of no ideas and the Republicans are the party of bad ideas….”

Congressional leadership could choose to reject bad ideas and no ideas– self-evident ideas occasionally make legislative history. The ink is faded, as you can see in the photo above, but the words still live as working political convictions of every individual human.

We have tried to finish the Iraq war with bad ideas or no ideas – the self-evident answer is still an option. It is self-evident that every individual citizen of Iraq (like the United States) possesses individual rights . To secure these rights, every individual citizen of Iraq (as well as the United States) creates and submits to a government of their own choosing. It is the right of every individual citizen of Iraq (not the United States) to alter or abolish the government they create to secure their own individual rights.

According to CNN, 71% of Iraqis responding to a survey by the University of Maryland favor a commitment by US-led forces in Iraq to withdraw within a year.

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