The sanguine calm that prevailed among even some of America's more pessimistic observers in the aftermath of the Democrats' November successes has rapidly deteriorated into a mix of alarm and despair as the new year is just beginning. Hopes that the voters' rebuke would chasten Bush and Cheney were quickly dashed by their arrogant declarations that mere electoral results would never deter them from their mission. Those who relied on the Democrats to impeach the country's hell bent rulers were brought back to reality when it became clear that Pelosi's pledge wasn't just for pre-election consumption, but was part of the deal struck with the real powers-that-be so that Democrats could enjoy a little time at the lobbyists' money trough.
Why are so many experts upset when the November elections were supposed to have taken American democracy off the "grave" list?
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Step number 1: Bush will attack Iran, perhaps within the next few weeks as the needed second carrier task force arrives in Persan Gulf. Robert Parry, the respected reporter of Iran/Contra fame,
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