I have developed a non-interest in politics in the last few years, simply because of the political climate in the USA. I needed to take a backseat for a while, and just let the world go spinning by. It did. I rode in that backseat for so long, I was unaware that Tony Blair is soon to resign his office. It is mainly to do with the cash-for-honours scam going on in England. Apparently, seats in the House of Lords were sold for political donations. There have been arrests in conection with this. There are Scottish/Welsh elections in May. After that Blair is supposed to go public about his resignation date. It is probably going to be in early July sometime. That will leave Gordon Brown as the new prime minister. Gordon Brown is very outspoken about his anti-Iraq stance. There will be definite friction and distance between Bush and Brown after July. Rumour has it that all British troops will leave Iraq by December 2007 under Gordon Brown's leadership.
We also have a new leader in the Tory Party. The new leader is David Cameron. Michael Howard went back to Folkestone. He is to stand down at the next election. The one point in his favour though, is he stood up to the Bush Administration. The White House hates him, because he accused Tony Blair of lying about the legality of the Iraq War. Karl Rove wrote to one of Howard's aides - when he was still Tory leader - telling him (Howard) not to bother visiting Bush at the White House. Both Conservatives, but world's apart. Howard would not congratulate Bush on his 2004 re-election. Howard said recently that he failed as a leader because he was not a good enough actor - he said that Gordon Brown was the same. Gordon Brown is very fiery. It should make for explosive fireworks, come July.
I think that once investigations into this administration get underway, it will make Watergate look like a picnic in the park. It all begins with Libby. He has publicly stated that he will not take the rap for Karl Rove. And that is how it all begins, my friends.
When all is said and done, there is a hell of a lot of political changes in both the USA and the UK right now. There will probably be dramatic changes on the US/UK front. Lapdog Tony will be gone, and things will be vastly different. I still hold on to my prediction about Bush, though. I believe he will be taken kicking and screaming on January 2008. He has a very unbalanced soul.
It is just six months - on the nose - before I can apply for citizenship now. The question is, do I want to pay out $675 to become a citizen. It is something I am going to have to think seriously about. I want to have input into the next presidential election, but I don't want to get screwed doing it. Maybe I should look at it this way: many people will get screwed with me. They are all thinking about it this way: we will pay far more money for the same incompetent service.