Monday, May 07, 2007

Classic Parliamentary Dynamics at Works in Congress

Sen. Lott has provided the answer to the question ‘till when the unconditional funding of this war should go’ – till this fall. Sen. Lott says, by fall of 2007; results better be start coming from Bush’s Iraq policy.

Sen. Lott is known critic of Pres. Bush. He is not of the category of Sen. Hagel, but nevertheless there is no love lost between Bush and him. How unceremoniously Sen. Lott was sacked from his Senate Leadership position is for all to know (not that any right minded person would shed any tears for that). Ever since Sen. Lott has been definitely not in Bush camp of GOP.

Along with Lott, already on board Sen. Hagel; there are other GOP senators as Warner, Specter and Snow; who could form the nucleus for the bi-partisan policy of war funding. Democratic leadership in Congress must take advantage of this opening. Do we say Lott is giving here helping hand? Whatever is the case, there are still few Republicans who want to think out of the box on this matter and not be fools like Sen. McCain who is throwing all his political responsibility while blindly backing this incompetent President.

This is how parliamentary political dynamics works and finally there seems to be that possibility in American Congress. Good for American Democracy and people’s will.

Umesh Patil
Cupertino, CA 9504
May 7, 2007

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