The most galling thing about the Democrats' victory is how the world is gloating over perceived American weakness. I hope the world is misunderestimating the Democrats, but that remains to be seen.
The electoral rebuke for President Bush and the resignation of his defense secretary, both deeply unpopular away from American shores over the Iraq war, was celebrated throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. ...
But from Paris to Pakistan, politicians, analysts and ordinary citizens said Wednesday they hoped the Democratic takeover of both Houses of Congress would force Bush to adopt a more conciliatory approach to global crises, and teach a president many see as a "cowboy" a lesson in humility.
In an extraordinary joint statement, more than 200 Socialist members of the European Parliament hailed the American election results as "the beginning of the end of a six-year nightmare for the world."
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has consistently railed against the Bush administration, called the election "a reprisal vote."
Screw you all, you'll get yours. I hope you enjoy wearing burkhas, stoning homosexuals, and stampeding off bridges, because that's your future if America falters and President Bush's overall vision dies unfulfilled.