Deploy the Noriega Method to Motivate the Senate?

CNN reported today that Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama, suffered a brain hemorrhage and has been put into a medically induced coma. He is 83.

Noriega gained infamy as the dictator of Panama who sought shelter in the Apostolic Nunciature, the Holy See’s embassy, after President George H. W. Bush sent the United States military to liberate Panama. Noriega refused to leave the embassy which had granted him diplomatic protection.

American troops surrounded the embassy complex and engaged in psychological warfare to force Noriega out. Among the tactics used was to play rock music at a tremendous volume twenty fours a day. One of the songs played repeatedly was “I fought the Law” by The Clash. After ten days Noriega surrendered and the Law won.

Reckon the same tactic would encourage the Senate to keep the House’s SCDOT governance reforms and pass the infrastructure bill?

“I fought the Law”

Some of the music that ousted Noriega

 

 

 

 

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Tommy Stringer