Power. Enough to cripple the Bush Crew, but no where near enough to stop them. The war in Iraq is still hot, and as of yet short of a "cut and run" action, no sound plan has yet to be found. The Democrats want to simply cut funding and use the money in the pipeline to pay for an orderly, albeit quick withdrawal.
The Republicans want to "stay the course" although they have yet to outline one, until well past George's make believe second term. There is still a lot of killing that can be done, billions to waste on unfulfilled no bid contracts to rebuild Iraq in the midst of it's current civil war that most seem satisfied to ignore or talk their way around.
Clearly hostilities must cease before any rebuilding can be done and Corporate America ousted from the massive theft they're engaged in. Still, neither party has any sort of idea what to do. As the plot sickens, I, I mean Thickens, Bechtel Corporation is leaving Iraq with less than a third of their contracts filled, but ALL the money they were promised.
It is clear that little has been done but send Iraq back to the stone age, and in a state of civil war. Polls show the Iraqis want the US out as do many in the Iraqi "government" which is being held together with spit and glue.
We've been told that at least 750 laws have been broken by the Bush Regime. We know that not one, but three elections were severely tampered with to the point where the outcome of the election was changed.
No one has the words to apologize to the families that lost their offspring and etc. in this war that is absolutely illegal, and based on a continuing list of less believable lies. The war was about oil. Not democracy or necessarily unhorsing Hussein.
If Hussein had not tried to play "hard ball" with his oil, he'd be saluting himself to this day instead of being the guest of honor at a "necktie" party.
Despite what anyone may think, if Hussein is hanged, it will be one more murder on the hands of the Bush Family. The current Chaos in Iraq is exactly what Ole 41 was afraid would happen if Stormin' Norman had gone into Baghdad even with the squelching by force of the uprising against Hussein.
Few if any have considered that is exactly why no one has fiddled much with Saddam Hussein. He is, so far, the only one that can keep all these factions heeled. Most American's know little or nothing about Hussein anyway, they listen to politicians, the epitome of a fool's errand.
On top of all this, the worst events in US history, Nancy and Stevie have taken Impeachment off the table. It follows that these sewer rats will walk away unmolested after committing some of the greatest crimes in US history. The US DOES NOT NEED TO GET PAST THIS ACTION, OR HEAL or any one of a number of nauseating cliché's.
By God and sonny Jesus, it's time to bring this train to a stop and clean house. Pelosi want's to continue as usual which makes her worthless. Murtha ought to be the house speaker, and send Nancy back to washing windows at Walmart.
These people don't seem to realize they weren't elected for their wisdom, behavior, or any clear ideas. They were elected to throw a wrench in Bush's gears. Other than that, the band plays on. America continues to prove George Santayana correct, and looks like another they're about to do it again.
"A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a first step." This country isn't even to the first step.