Richard P. Sybert (Letters, Nov. 12) states that the Democrats' new majority in the Senate is a victory for the Soviet Union and Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega.
According to Sybert, the Senate will now serve only to "interfere" in foreign affairs. Some Democrats may act with restraint, he argues, but, "no such hope can be held out in the case of Alan Cranston."
Perhaps Sybert does not believe in the constitutional guarantee of a system of checks and balances. Undoubtedly, he would prefer to let President Reagan institute all foreign policy through uncontested executive orders, without the "interference" of the Congress. Then the Administration would be free to pull off strategic coups analogous to the stationing of U.S. Marines in Lebanon, commemorative ceremonies at Bitburg, West Germany, or the recent arms transfers to Iran.
As for American policy in Nicaragua, more than one poll has clearly shown that public opinion runs contrary to Administration actions in the region. That disagreement undoubtedly affected the recent Democratic electoral success.