Sunday, November 05, 2006

US voters must take revenge on the Republicans

Martial law"He may not be on the ballot this year, but mid-terms are in large part a referendum on the president. Iraq, Katrina and Guantánamo have become globally recognised one-word indictments of an administration that has been simultaneously incompetent and cavalier…

"Why should the Republicans in Congress take the blame for Donald Rumsfeld's incompetence or Dick Cheney's tolerance of 'waterboarding' terrorist suspects? Because Congress was meant to be the first line of defence. The more an administration errs, the more essential it is that Congress—the first branch of government, according to the constitution—perform its appointed role of supervising the executive with rigour." —The Economist

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