Monday, May 31, 2004

Misreading 'The Arab Mind' by Emram Qureshi

Patai's 1973 book "The Arab Mind," an unnamed academic told Hersh, had become "the bible of the neocons on Arab behavior." In his discussion with conservative prowar intellectuals, the same academic told Hersh, two themes predominated: "One, that Arabs only understand force, and, two, that the biggest weakness of Arabs is shame and humiliation."

Iran Press Service and Editor Safa Haeri by Mark Dankof

BATR and Neo-Con Watch readers looking for an excellent English language source for news on Iran and the Middle East need look no farther than Iran Press Service. Editor Safa Haeri combines his usual excellence in news reporting with a new user friendly format that will appeal to American and Western readers around the globe.

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Stop the Draft: Constitution Party Chairman on Washington Journal C-SPAN Memorial Day Morning by Bob Witanek of Stop the Draft

Reminder from the Calendar of StopTheDraft

Constitution Party on C-Span

Monday May 31, 2004 8:00 am - 8:30 am This event does not repeat. Notes: On Monday, May 31, Memorial Day, Jim Clymer, Chairman of the Constitution Party will be on C-Span's Washington Journal from 8:00 to 8:30 A.M. I encourage you all to watch, and tape, Chairman Clymer on Washington Journal.

Call-In Numbers Republicans: (202) 585-3880 Democrats: (202) 585-3881 Others: (202) 585-3882

Friday, May 28, 2004

How Much Is Hussein's Departure Worth? by Harry Browne

Would you be willing to die to remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq?

If the answer is no, then anything you have to say about the world being a better place now — about collateral damage — about the glory of soldiers sacrificing their lives for their country — is meaningless.

Ex-Mideast Envoy Zinni Charges Neocons Pushed Iraq War To Benefit Israel by ORI NIR and AMI EDEN

The simmering debate over the role of Jewish neoconservatives in drawing America into war in Iraq erupted with new fury this week. One of America's most respected ex-generals took to the airwaves to charge on CBS News' "60 Minutes" that the war had been fought for Israel's benefit, just days after a similar charge was leveled on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

Iraq strategy casting call by Arnaud de Borchgrave

With neo-con idol Ahmed Chalabi now accusing Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet and the CIA of smearing him and retired Gen. Anthony Zinni, blaming the neocons for the way they maneuvered President Bush into an unnecessary war, the 56-card "most wanted" deck of Iraqi villains was overdue for an American edition.

Chalabi-gate: None Dare Call It Treason by Justin Raimondo

One intelligence source told me that Israel's Likud government had quietly promoted Chalabi and his Iraqi National Congress with Washington's influential neoconservatives. That would help explain why the neoconservatives, who share an ideological alliance with the conservative Likud, would embrace and defend Chalabi even as the CIA and the State Department denounced him as a con man.

Political Birds of a Feather: Hillary and Neocons Celebrate a Lincoln Speech by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

This book is bound to be celebrated ad nauseum by the neocon establishment, as are all books of this sort that tend to put the most angelic spin possible on every word of Lincoln’s political speeches while generally ignoring his actions.

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Mark Dankof to Michael Peroutka: Your Fortunes and The Trinity Strategy

On May 22nd in Pasadena, Maryland, Mark Dankof spent an hour with Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Michael Peroutka and the delegates to the Maryland State Constitution Party Convention. His topic? The Trinity Strategy as the key to lapping Ralph Nader and the Libertarians while tripping George W. Bush in November.

“The rot starts at the top” by John Laughland

Neo-cons, in other words, commit precisely the mistake of “constructivism” which Friedrich von Hayek so brilliantly analysed an attacked. In particular, the neo-con revolutionaries – for it is as the heirs of Jacobinism that they are rightly understood[vi] – denied, in effect, that it was natural for the world to be divided up into different states.

Patriotism: the New Third Rail by Paul Craig Roberts

Neoconservatives are a danger to Americans on the home front as well as on the war front. Neocon ideologues have hijacked US immigration policy by denouncing patriots who desire to control US borders as "nativists" and "racists."

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Look Out King George: It's Official: Michael Peroutka Dusts Bush in National Poll Sponsored by Dixie Daily News

Press Release: May 24, 2004

Dear Dixie Daily News Readers:

For your review. Ron Holland, Editor Dixie Daily News

Michael Peroutka & Constitution Party Win National Poll Sponsored By Dixie Daily News

According to Alexa website ratings, Dixie Daily News is the South’s most widely read Southern news, heritage & editorial news site with editorials and comments from a Southern conservative, Constitution and limited-government perspective. This national poll with over 30% of our readers outside Dixie, showed the Peroutka/Constitution Party leading with almost 70% of the vote, the Libertarian Party came in second with 12% of the vote followed by Bush with 5%.

Although Dixie Daily News and the Southern Caucus at has a very Southern oriented, pro-liberty and pro-Constitution readership, this poll showing support for third party actions should concern the Republican Party as this conservative & Christian support has historically been taken for granted by the GOP. You can view the poll results at

This major drift away from the Republican Party and toward the Constitution Party and to a lesser degree toward the Libertarian viewpoint as shown by the strong showing by GOP Congressman Ron Paul is further highlighted by the fact that Dixie Daily News has not historically been associated with the Constitution Party, the Peroutka campaign or the Conservative Caucus. In fact, according to Alexa, Dixie Daily News and The Southern Caucus receive 3 times the web traffic of The Constitution Party and the Peroutka Campaign websites and almost 9 times more traffic than The Conservative Caucus. The poll proves the GOP can no longer count on conservative and Christian voters to blindly support the GOP.

Ron Holland, Editor of Dixie Daily News indicates The Southern Caucus and Dixie Daily News will endorse a Presidential Candidate on Friday May 28th based on how closely the views and themes of the Bush Campaign, the Libertarian Party and the Constitution Party compare to the 12 Core Principles of The Southern Caucus at

We will announce our endorsement on Friday.

Best regards, Ron Holland, Editor Dixie Daily News

The Great Neo-Con Con by Mick Youther

The NeoCons are giving conservatives a bad name. When are the conservatives going to say "No more" ?

Neocons Go Macho on Iraq by Jim Lobe

It has become an article of faith among neoconservatives that, as one of their number – syndicated columnist Mona Charen – recently put it, "the question of the moment is not whether we've done enough good, but whether we've been tough enough."

Neoconservatives vs. Freedom by Richard M. Ebeling

Specifically, he says that neoconservatism has no inherent disapproval of the welfare state, which he suggests the vast majority of Americans desire as a means of overcoming "insecurity."

Monday, May 24, 2004

'Its best use is as a doorstop' - Brian Whitaker

"The Patai book, an academic told me, was 'the bible of the neocons on Arab behaviour'. In their discussions, he said, two themes emerged - 'one, that Arabs only understand force, and two, that the biggest weakness of Arabs is shame and humiliation'."

The Chalabi Follies by Justin Raimondo

Ahmed Chalabi wrote his doctoral dissertation on the intricacies of Knot Theory – and surely he has tied his neoconservative patrons in a knot of Gordian proportions as they take up the cudgels in his defense.

Sunday, May 23, 2004

The Rise and Fall of Chalabi: Bush's Mr. Wrong

The neocons, who once swaggered, seem to be slipping, losing confidence and clout. It is telling that the ground commanders in Baghdad who participated in the raid on Chalabi headquarters did not bother to inform their chain-of-command higher-ups at the Pentagon.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Liberal Hawks: Flying in Neocon Circles by Tom Barry

Along with such neocon stalwarts as Robert Kagan, Bruce Jackson, Joshua Muravchik, James Woolsey, and Eliot Cohen, a half-dozen Democrats were among the 23 individuals who signed PNAC's first letter on post-war Iraq.

Serving Two Flags: Neocons, Israel and the Bush Administration by Stephen Green

Noting the neo-cons' past academic and professional associations, writings and public utterances, have suggested that their underlying agenda is the alignment of U.S. foreign and security policies with those of Ariel Sharon and the Israeli right wing.

Friday, May 21, 2004

Why the neo-cons lost their pin-up boy by Andrew Tully

Chalabi is widely reported to have had the long-standing support of US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith, but is said to be mistrusted by Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Illusions of the neocons by Anthony H. Cordesman

But the United States must abandon the surrealist illusions of those neo-conservatives who have done so much to undermine U.S. interests and to substitute impractical or impossible goals for what really must be done.

Some Other Costs of War by Robert Higgs (1991)

Since the end of World War 11, the government has spent about $10 trillion in today's purchasing power on military affairs. This is about two years of current production — as if every single person stopped working for two years. With a constitutional foreign policy, most of these resources would have been available for private investment. We are a much poorer country because they were not.

Pentagon's Feith in the eye of another storm by Jim Lobe

In 1997, Feith argued in Commentary magazine for Israel to reoccupy the Occupied Territories and repudiate the Oslo accords, and the following year he signed an open letter to then-president Bill Clinton calling for Washington to work with Chalabi's INC to oust Saddam.

Michael Rubin – Part Deux by Karen Kwiatkowski

The current neoconservative dilemma, a fading twilight shadowed by increasing legislative and judicial interest compounded by an ever distracted frat boy in the executive suite, reminds me of a great poem.

Senator Hollings Is Right by Justin Raimondo

Speaking of neocons trying to shut down all debate: I see that Michael Rubin, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and formerly of the Office of Special Plans, is attributing rising resentment against the neocons for pushing us into this war to a grand conspiracy involving The Nation, Lyndon LaRouche, Louis Farrakhan, and – me.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

The Empire Strikes Out by Mark Hand

"More fearsome enemies will need to be devised if Bush and his rapacious neocon chicken hawks are going to accomplish their invidious mission," Nimmo explains. The governing elite will strive to manufacture a new bogeyman who "fits the bill of all-around bad guy and plenary threat to the global order of things."

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

We Invaded Iraq for Israel by United States Senator Ernest Hollings

Mark Weber's IHR web site runs the sobering analysis of U. S. Senator Ernest Hollings that the United States went to war in Iraq for the national interest of---Israel.

Is Iraq a Captive Nation? by Paul Craig Roberts

Whether from incompetence or intention, Iraq was invaded under false pretenses. The invasion was a crime and a strategic blunder. Unless we hold accountable those who are responsible, the US will be no different from the tyrant countries of the 20th century.

Apocalypse Tomorrow by Mahmoud and Ahmad Sadri

Mahmoud and Ahmad Sadri provide a cogent reminder of the implications of dispensational millennial eschatology as the glue that holds together the alliance of George Bush, the Christian Right, and the Neo-Con Likudniks. The questions they raise are critical. Is Christian Zionism historically sound Christian eschatology? Or is it a misinterpretation of Scripture designed to bring about a self-fulfilling prophecy of an otherwise avoidable apocalypse?

What Does America Offer the World? by Patrick J. Buchanan

Well, the neoconservative cause "of female emancipation in the Muslim world" was probably set back a bit by the photo shoot of Pfc. Lynndie England and the "Girls Gone Wild" of Abu Ghraib prison.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

The John-John Ticket by KURT NIMMO

Thus the Johns avidly embrace the degenerate neocon ethos -- that is to say total and "preemptive" war against the third world or "under-developed" countries bearing appreciable measures of oil, minerals, lumber, etc. -- beginning with the Arab Middle East and its uncooperative Muslim hordes.

Man calls on library to pull ‘offensive' magazine by Ian Elliot

In its March-April issue, it carried a piece by editor Kalle Lasn entitled “Why Won’t Anyone Say They Are Jewish?” in which he published a list of people he considers the 50 most influential neoconservatives in America and identified the Jews by putting an asterisk next to their names.

Is it time for Bush to press the panic button?

So, let's look at this from the NeoCon point of view. Their wars are stalled, the world knows the wars are based on lies and deceptions, and Americans are starting to resent spending their money and children's blood to conquer the Mideast for the NeoCon's masters. They NEED an event that will scare the people of the United States into accepting whatever dictates they are handed.

Monday, May 17, 2004

The Bush-Kerry Ticket

Forget John McCain as a Kerry running mate in 2004. Brace yourselves for The Bush-Kerry Ticket - a virtual one-way ticket to oblivion. view now

Liberal Hawks: Flying in Neocon Circles by Tom Barry

In the heat of Iraq the neoconservatives are seeing their visions of Pax Americana turn into nightmares and headaches. But they are not alone. Liberal hawks like Ivo Daalder, Robert Kerrey, and Will Marshall also find themselves discredited as the quagmire in Iraq swallows up all their arguments supporting the invasion and occupation.

Saturday, May 15, 2004

K-College prof slams war, aggression by U.S.

"The hallmark of neoconservatism was and is its radical faith that the maximal use of American power is good for America and good for the world" . . . The neoconservative ideology advocates "military expansion, preemptive warfare and regime-changing unilateralism."

Friday, May 14, 2004

Al Bawaba and the Nick Berg Decapitation Photos by Mark Dankof

Mark Dankof's op-ed for Al Bawaba: The Middle East Gateway (Amman, Jordan) supports the latter's decision to make public the grisly Nick Berg murder and decapitation photos. This latest pictorial tragedy of a Middle Eastern atrocity dovetails with the Abu Ghraib debacle; the leak of the flag-draped American coffin photos at Dover AFB; and the camera-captured atrocities in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, to underscore the quagmire created by the Bush-Rumsfeld War for Empire and Sharon in Iraq.

The Rousseau of the Right by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Professor Claes Ryn of Catholic University makes the compelling case that Rousseau is the ideological inspiration for the neoconservative movement, which he calls the new Jacobinism . . . another of the neocons’ American idols is Alexander Hamilton, whom historian Cecelia Kenyon labeled "the Rousseau of the Right".

Thursday, May 13, 2004

'Something Wicked This Way Comes . . .' by Jesse Ogden

A slave master sends his slave to work the fields, whereas the State sends soldiers to fight and die in a field, a desert, an island, etc. Where is the moral authority at all?

Recanting Neoconservatism by Martin Kelly

The real failing of neo-conservatism is its belief that all societies, if not free, cannot just be made free but made to be free.

Time for a National Review of Gas Taxes by Laurence M. Vance

Writing in a recent issue of Time magazine, Andrew Sullivan, "everyone’s favorite homosexual neocon," a senior editor at The New Republic, thinks that gas prices are too low. He maintains that "gas is woefully undertaxed in this country." His solution: "Add a buck to the tax per gallon."

Tough Questions for Americans — and Arabs by Fawaz Turki

What brought the abuses about was the climate of imperial posturing that the neocons, with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as their top honcho, created on the eve of war.

''Reforms: The daunting dilemma facing the Arabs'' by Ramzy Baroud

Pletka, one of America's leading neoconservatives, must've known that this talk about democracy, liberation, and the empowerment of mankind convinces no one, except perhaps some innocent souls living on the periphery of history without a spec of knowledge of the political economy that steered its course for millennia.

Chicken Hawk groupthink? by Jim Lobe

The notion that the Chicken Hawks were morally superior, not just to Saddam Hussein or the "terrorists" or "Ba'athist dead-enders" whom they've been fighting since the war ended, extended even to the "realists", who were denounced in internal battles as "appeasers" or worse.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

The Price of Arrogance by Fareed Zakaria

"I take full responsibility," said Donald Rumsfeld in his congressional testimony last week. But what does this mean? Nothing.

A time for truth by Pat Buchanan

The neoconservative hour is over. All the blather about "empire," our "unipolar moment," "Pax Americana" and "benevolent global hegemony" will be quietly put on a shelf and forgotten as infantile prattle.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Frustrated Neocons, Former U.N. Weapons Head Blix Assess Year of War on Iraq by Ian Williams

Perle, Chalabi and their fellow travelers seek to reduce the chances of the U.N. playing a meaningful role in Iraqi sovereignty—a role that certainly would inhibit the chances of Chalabi playing a major role in an independent Iraq, since it is clear that he has little or no constituency there.

Serving Two Flags: Neocons, Israel and the Bush Administration by Stephen Green

Since 9/11, a small group of “neoconservatives” in the administration have effectively gutted—they would say reformed—traditional American foreign and security policy. Features of the new Bush doctrine include the pre-emptive use of unilateral force, and the undermining of the United Nations and the principle instruments and institutions of international law...all in the cause of fighting terrorism and promoting homeland security.

Neocons Battle Against U.S. Rapprochement With Iran by Andrew I. Killgore

Bush administration “realists” and “neoconservatives” are engaged in a fierce internal debate over Iran’s overtures to improve relations with the United States, according to the March 17 Financial Times. Nearly two years ago, former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani suggested that Iran-U.S. relations could be put to a referendum—a move almost sure to win approval from the Iranian people.

The blame shuffle in Iraq by Arnaud de Borchgrave

In October 1998, following a major lobbying effort by the neocons, Congress passed, and President Clinton signed, the "Iraqi Liberation Act," which provided funding - and Uncle Sam's stamp of good geopolitical housekeeping - for Ahmed Chalabi's INC, as well as five other exile groups.

Israeli Speeders Arrested in Uricoi County: Associated Press/Winston Salem Journal

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Title: Israeli Speeders Arrested in Uricoi County
Source: Winston Salem Journal
URL Source: pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%2FWSJ_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&
Published: May 11, 2004
Author: Associated Press

Two Israeli men were arrested in Tennessee for speeding under inherently suspicious circumstances. Why? And why the "Learn to Fly" brochures in their possession??? Is anyone home??? Hello????

To Neocons, Reality Is 'Treason' by Paul Craig Roberts

American conservatism was killed by the September 11 terrorist attack on the US. Overnight conservatives became neoconservatives, determined to protect America by remaking the world in our image. Neocons are not conservative. They are, as Professor Claes Ryn has conclusively shown, neo-Jacobins.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Nobody but Neocons Created Lynndie by Mary Riddell

The neocons who talked up this conflict helped create Lynndie. So did those who, like Colin Powell and much of the parliamentary Labour Party, failed fully to voice their doubts. Hers is not a parable of vicious women or bad-apple soldiers. It is not a cue card to remind ourselves that the Baathist atrocities of old would have seemed much worse than this, if only they had lent themselves to a Kodak moment.

Dirty Nukes and Jefferson's Grand Experiment by Kurt Nimmo

Four more years — or maybe four more decades.

Now that would give the neocons and their Likudnik bosses enough time to "reshape" the Arab Middle East. But don't take my word for it — go ask Charles Krauthammer or Richard Perle or that wild and crazy total war guy, Michael Ledeen.

Vegas Has New Crime Element: The Israeli Mob by Jeff German of the Las Vegas Sun

Columnist Jeff German: Vegas has new crime element: Israeli mob WITH ITS FREE flow of cash and high-stakes gambling, Las Vegas has always been an attractive target of opportunity for organized crime.

Saturday, May 08, 2004

Who's Responsible for the Iraqi Prisoner Abuse? by Harry Browne

If anyone is responsible for the atrocities that were recently revealed, it is the person that decided to send 150,000 Americans to a desolate area to kill or be killed.

Friday, May 07, 2004

America`s shame & shock in Iraq by INDER MALHOTRA

Shouldn’t the “neocons” ask themselves what kind of impression these images have made in the Islamic world in general, the Arab nations in particular and, above all, on the Iraqis themselves?

Limbaugh on Torturing Iraqis: U.S Guards Were Just "Having a Good Time" by Paul Joseph Watson

Neo-Con talk show hosts across the country from Limbaugh to Michael Savage are making outbursts on a daily basis that would make Adolph Hitler or Joseph Stalin blush. Savage openly calls for putting anyone who criticizes the government in a forced labor camp.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Donald Rumsfeld Must Resign Petition: Ron Holland of Dixie Daily News

The Donald Rumsfeld Must Resign Petition: Ron Holland and Dixie Daily News


Ron Holland, editor of Dixie Daily News, the nation's leading Southern heritage site, asks for signatures from patriotic Americans fed up with War for Empire, Oil, and Sharon--on a petition which calls for the resignation of Neo-Con Defense Chief Donald Rumsfeld. Please sign, add comments, and forward to your friends around the United States who feel the same way.

An INEAS Report on Baghdad by Richard Sullivan, INEAS Director

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Title: An INEAS Report on Baghdad
Source: Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS)
URL Source:
Published: May 6, 2004
Author: Richard Sullivan, INEAS Director
Post Date: 2004-05-06 10:49:19 by Mark Dankof

How Ahmed Chalabi Conned the Neocons by John Dizard

This lengthly article is written by a writer for the Financial Times. Apparently, there is more to Chalabi that meets the eye and if anything, this article shows that the neo-cons are even stupider than we previously thought.

Echo of the Neocons at Abu Gharib by Fawaz Turki

In the end, however, after this furor has quieted down, the bad guys here will turn out to be not those kids who didn’t know from a hole in the wall what they were doing but the neoconservative elite in government, with their sick fixation on power, pursuing the mirage of imperial purpose and manipulating a clueless president into going to war in Iraq on the flimsiest of excuses.

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Bush's Cakewalk into the Iraq Quagmire by GILBERT ACHCAR

In other words, its main concern was to establish in that area a long-term presence of troops, far beyond whatever time was needed to get rid of Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. For that, a convenient pretext had to be given. The "neoconservative" discourse on democracy provided it, or at least it was deemed most appropriate for the purpose.

From power to paralyzing fear

These thinkers, dubbed neoconservatives and nicknamed “neocons,” had no time for the gentility of classic conservatism and no tolerance for the idea that privilege was best put to the service of a broad common good. Any notion of “international cooperation” betrayed weakness of resolve.

Bush's Mission in Iraq Remains Unaccomplished by Dilip Hiro

The neocons in the Pentagon even suppressed Reconstructing Iraq, a monograph written by the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute because it forecast in detail "possible severe security difficulties" and conflicts among Iraqis that the US forces could "barely comprehend."

October, 1992: What King George Didn't Say About Iraq on TV in Cincinnati by Mark Dankof

Liberty Post reminds readers of Mark Dankof's October 1992 analysis of Dubya's Cincinnati speech urging preemptive war on Iraq and subsequent American military occupation of that country. Now, 19 months later, and in the midst of the Abu Ghraib prison atrocities and a losing PR and guerrilla war, the message coming from the American people to Bush should be crystal clear: General Janice Karpinski gets a court-martial and prison, along with all relevant cohorts. And in the first Tuesday in November, the Anybody But Bush Brigade should pull levers for Michael Peroutka on the Right, and either Kerry or Nader on the Left, to throw the War for Empire and Israel Crowd out on its hind end, once and for all.

Neoconservatives Are Anti-American by Paul Craig Roberts

Americans must understand that the neo-Jacobin spirit that guides the Bush administration is anti-American. It is not unpatriotic to resist this spirit.

Which American? by Claes G. Ryn

The new imperialistic ego is shrugging free of the old American self and corresponding constitutional restraints. The desire for self-aggrandizement has transformed limited, decentralized American government into a national Superstate, which has given the will to power a scope far beyond the worst fears of the anti-Federalists.

Neoconservatives Are Anti-American by Paul Craig Roberts

Americans must understand that the neo-Jacobin spirit that guides the Bush administration is anti-American. It is not unpatriotic to resist this spirit. It is the same evil spirit that motivated Deutschland uber alles (Germany over all). Just as the Nazi claim to be the master race trumped all traditional moral standards, the neoconservatives claim that America is uniquely virtuous justifies America’s domination over the rest of the world.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Horrid Thoughts About Horrid Leaders by Bernard Weiner

Since Bush&Co. have placed all their chips on Israel in that Middle East struggle, Sharon's Likud-led government considers that it has carte blanche to pacify and control that area however it wants. Bush&Co. simply refuse to comprehend (or care) that the U.S. and Israel are pouring gasoline on the smoldering fire of Arabic and Islamic resentment across the globe.

Will Mark Dankof Challenge "Single Bullet Arlen" in the PA U. S. Senate Race???

Will Mark Dankof take the plunge and challenge "Single Bullet Arlen" Specter in the U. S. Senate race in PA, along with his Planned Parenthood and AIPAC pals Dubya and Karl Rove??????????

Has Islam become the issue? by Spengler

Now that the neo-conservatives have taken instruction in matters of theology, what policy consequences might ensue? Will they continue to counsel President George W Bush that democracy can be whipped up Iraqi-style like a round of instant falafel?

Monday, May 03, 2004

Conservatives after the Cold War by Corey Robin

Over the course of our conversations, however, it became clear that Buckley and Kristol were less interested in these ex-conservatives than they were in the sorry state of the conservative movement and the uncertain fate of the United States as a global imperial power.

The Dark Heart of Neoconservatism by Corey Robin

Sept. 11 has given the neocons an opportunity to articulate, without embarrassment, the vision of imperial American power that they have been harboring for years. Unlike empires past, this one will be guided by a benevolent goal -- worldwide improvement -- and therefore will not generate the backlash previous empires have generated.

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Mark Dankof's Gift to Faithful LibertyPost and BATR readers

Before its publication and distribution in bookstores, Mark Dankof offers and BATR readers access to his manuscript entitled "A Summer of A Thousand Nights: From Tehran to Susa." The first half of the book is comprised of his diary kept in the summer of 1976 in Tehran in the waning days of the Pahlavi Dynasty before the advent of the Islamic Revolution. The second half of the book offers more recent observations on the evil character of War and Empire in the interest of False Babylon and False Israel. And another bonus--he reminds the readers in Part Two, chapter 13 who really killed Jonas Savimbi of UNITA in Angola--and why.

Neocons, Nihilists and Annihilation by CHRIS FLOYD

The folly, fantasy and death-fetish of the Bush Regime -- long evident to anyone who cared to see -- were finally "revealed" in the mainstream media recently by the quasi-official Establishment oracle, Bob Woodward.