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Furthermore, much as the evil presence of Cheney as V.P. has been, (in jest?), considered as providing insulation to Bush against impeachment or worse, so might Webb provide Obama with a buffer against the most ruthless of RWNs who might otherwise consider "executive action."  He would likely take the approach of "let justice prevail or let the heavens fall."  And in such a situation he would be seen as almost certain to command the loyalty of the uniformed services when push came to shove.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Jun 1st, 2008 at 12:45:18 PM EST
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... current scenario rather than a Science Fiction scenario for the US ... however, fortunate for constitutional democracy in the US, the Bush/Cheney administration is led to a lot of dissatisfaction in the army in the crucial middle ranks where a golpe de estado benefits substantially from a coherent faction in support and disorganized opposition.

That is, the radical reactionary faction in general control of the Republican party can no longer expect to enjoy the same support among Colonels and Majors that they might once have expected.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sun Jun 1st, 2008 at 01:12:18 PM EST
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