What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
Still unsure as to how to vote during the upcoming election? Well, it would seem that the GOP, in a last-ditch maneuver to retain power, is delaying their October Surprise until November. November 5th, be to exact.
Sadaam is evidently to be sentenced just two days before the midterm elections.
“That November 5 date is designed to show some progress in Iraq. This is the last full news-cycle day in the US before the elections. It’ll be Monday. And the American public will see Saddam condemned to death and see it as a positive thing.”
“When you look at polling figures,” Horton said,” there have been three significant spike points. One was the date on which Saddam was captured. The second was the purple fingers election. The third was Zarqawi being killed. Based on those three, it’s easy to project that they will get a mild bump out of this.”
Couple this event with the armada of ships arriving off the coast of Iran and we’ve got some major potential for a “November Surprise”.
FDR once said that “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way”.
Truer words were never spoken.