Cleaning up the mess

The American Prospect
by Robert Kuttner

10/15/06

It now looks as if the Democrats could well take back at least one house of Congress, perhaps even two. But is this a fate to be wished on them? I've heard smart people argue that George W. Bush has left such a mess that maybe the Democrats would be better off just letting the mess fall on the Republicans in 2008. After all, there seems to be no good way out of Iraq. The administration dithered for nearly six years on Korea, and now we have Pyongyang with nukes, not to mention Iran's nuclear challenge. And the budget and trade deficits continue to be time bombs. Why should the opposition party want to share responsibility for these serial disasters? I still think the 2006 mid-term election is well worth winning for the Democrats. But after the champagne is popped and 'Happy Days Are Here Again' is loudly sung, the victorious Democrats are likely to face a very sobering morning-after...

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