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Monday, January 08, 2007

Playing politics with national security

Posted by: Hammer / 8:47 AM

Is it just a coincidence that Bush is set to announce a change in course in Iraq during the first week of the Democratic Congress? Bush didn't delay his announcement in order to take the spotlight off of Pelosi's 100 hours, right? If we assume that Bush sincerely believes his change in course is going to lead to victory in Iraq, it necessarily follows that nothing on this Earth could force him to delay that victory.


Apparently they're not in such a hurry to start the nation-saving "100 hours", either...

By Blogger Captain Liberty, at 1:13 PM  

I don't know when this calendar (PDF) was released, but it lists today as "No votes". Presumably the calendar was released prior to January 1, but I cannot verify that. It does call into question Drudge's statement that "Hill sources claim The House is taking Monday 'off' this week, because of the championship football game between Ohio State and the University of Florida."

According to Hoyer's press release from January 3, the '100 hours' begins January 9 and runs through January 18. According to the 2007 calendar, the House will be in session 16 days in 2007. The House was in session 6 days in 2005 (PDF) and 1 day in 2006 (PDF).

So the Democratic House will be in have twice as many session days this January than in the last two Januarys combined. Explain to me again what the problem is?

By Blogger Hammer, at 1:45 PM  

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