Thursday, November 9

Who's Happiest to See Rumsfeld Go and Democrats in Control

This article is very enlightening...

The electoral rebuke for President Bush and the resignation of his defense secretary, both deeply unpopular away from American shores over the Iraq war, was celebrated throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

(gee- must be nice to share the same goals for America's future as American-hating countries in Old Europe and the Middle East!)

...from Paris to Pakistan, politicians, analysts and ordinary citizens said Wednesday they hoped the Democratic takeover of both Houses of Congress would force Bush to adopt a more conciliatory approach to global crises, and teach a president many see as a "cowboy" a lesson in humility.

(Yes, and like Democrats without pride or shame, I'm really glad that the leader of our country will be humbled before all those Parisians and Pakistanis!)

In an extraordinary joint statement, more than 200 Socialist members of the European Parliament hailed the American election results as "the beginning of the end of a six-year nightmare for the world."

(And I sure am glad the socialists are happy! What's good for the socialists is good for America, right? Maybe our economy will tank now with Democrats in charge and reinforce their arguement that capitalism doesn't really work! Wouldn't that be great? At least the nightmare would be over...)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has consistently railed against the Bush administration, called the election "a reprisal vote."

(I almost want to switch parties over this one -would be nice to be with the party who shares the same goals and hopes as Hugo Chavez...)

In Paris, American expatriates and French citizens alike packed the city's main American haunts to watch results overnight and early Wednesday, with some standing to cheer or boo as vote tabulations came in.

One Frenchman, 53-year-old teacher Jean-Pierre Charpemtrat, said it was about time U.S. voters figured out what much of the rest of the world already knew.

(Wow. I sure am glad we finally figured out what the rest of world knew. Maybe now we can have unemployment numbers as good as the French. Sure would kill for their stellar economy, I tell you. And how about their record on defense! We sure could learn a thing or two from those intelligent, brave French, yessir.)

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