Monday, November 06, 2006

End of the Neo-Cons

"Every Dogma Has Its Day" -- (Abraham Rotstein)

I read this great editorial in the Toronto Star today, echoing a theme we've been hearing quite a bit lately. Conservatives who have been supporting the Bush administration in every detail of their criminal enterprise posing as government are beginning to turn against their masters like a pack of rabid curs. It has gotten considerably lonelier at the top of the self-created neocon shitpile. This administration, so recently described as circling the bowl, now looks more like they forgot to flush. For six. long. years. The stench is so foul that no-one wants to be anywhere near it. And that stench emits from BushCo's Iraq policy.

Military Newspapers are calling for Donald Rumsfeld's resignation. Richard Perle, one of the chief intellectual architects of the Iraq invasion, told Vanity Fair that had he known in 2003 what he knows now about Bush & Co.’s incompetence, he would not have advocated an invasion. The very people who so fervently advocated this disaster are now against it, and trying to pretend that they had nothing to do with it. People such as David Frum, Michael Rubin and Michael Ledeen join the throng fleeing like rats from the sinking ship of state. As this article by Glenn Greenwald points out, Ledeen went so far that he, "not only denied that he ever supported the invasion of Iraq, but further, he affirmatively claimed that he opposed the invasion. And that is just an outright lie."

Even Bush himself has recently resorted to the outrageous lie that, "it has never been a stay the course strategy", despite numerous instances of he and his administration saying just that over the years.
In front of cameras.
All of this prompted noted conservative Andrew Sullivan to say the following;
"Let me put this kindly: anyone who believes that Donald Rumsfeld has done a “fantastic job” in Iraq is out of his mind. The fact that such a person is President of the United States is beyond disturbing. But then this is the man who told Michael Brown he was doing a 'heckuva job.' And, yes, our Iraq policy begins to look uncannily like the Katrina response."
I'm no psychiatrist, but I happen to agree with Sullivan's assessment that Bush is literally insane, but for different reasons. And whatever the outcome on Tuesday, he will still be in the White House on Wednesday. Oh, here's an excerpt from that Toronto Star editorial linked above. It's well worth a read.
"The neo-cons' grand design lies in ruins, having accomplished nothing other than to shrink America's stature in the world. The great unwinding of the American "benign global hegemony" first heralded by neo-cons William Kristol and Robert Kagan in 1996 will commence after the election, when America's political leadership will abandon Iraq and the neo-cons. The neo-cons' starting point, of course, was the Americanization of Iraq — the "easy win" that would trigger rogue states from the Middle East to the Korean peninsula to fall in line with American values of capitalism, democracy and pro-Israel policies."
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