Wednesday, June 30, 2004

The Neo-Con Beast-Men, Ignoble Liars by Lyndon LaRouche

The neo-cons are not real Americans, and this is no "anti-American" book. EIR and its Founding Editor Lyndon LaRouche represent the real Americans who are proud to ally with Japan. But the neo-con "first strike" doctrine, is designed to erase the idea of "national sovereignty" from the Earth. They plan to erase the founding idea of the U.S.A., and to bring back the old fascist and elitist theories of feudalism.

The Right Stuff by Senator JON KYL

Messrs. Halper and Clarke charge that neoconservatives have hijacked the administration and taken the U.S. into Iraq to serve the interests of Israel. To register their dissent from Bush policy, they attempt to disconnect neoconservatism from every tradition they hold dear, from realpolitik to "American exceptionalism" to Reaganism.

What This War Is All About by Patrick J. Buchanan

This longtime friend added, "American and Israeli interests are not safe, not only in our region but in other parts of the world, in Europe, in America, anywhere in the world." The war on Iraq into which his neo-conservative advisers prodded the president seems to have ignited the very "war of civilizations" between Islam and America that the president said he wanted to avoid.

Futility of war set to haunt US for years by Amin Saikal

The Iraq conflict began as part of the agenda of a small group of neo-conservatives in the Bush Administration, who wanted to reshape the Muslim Middle East and radical political Islam according to their vision and geopolitical preferences. However, they failed to understand the complex nature of Iraq's culture and society, and that in the absence of an authoritarian central power, elements from each of the country's three main micro-societies - the Arab Shia majority, and the Arab Sunni and non-Arab Kurdish minorities - could violently challenge the occupying powers and one another in pursuit of diverse interests.

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

A clean break for Israel by Sadi Baig

"A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm". This neo-conservative-authored paper presented in 1996 to the then Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered a bold strategy to provide "the nation [Israel] the room to engage every possible energy in rebuilding Zionism", and strengthen and increase its influence in the Middle East. "Our claim to the land - to which we have clung for hope for 2000 years - is legitimate and noble," the authors proclaimed. "Israel will not only contain its foes; it will transcend them" through means including "reestablishing the principle of preemption, rather than retaliation alone".

America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order - BOOK FORUM

Featuring the authors Jonathan Clarke and Stefan Halper; with comments by Robert Novak, Nationally Syndicated Columnist.

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Monday, June 28, 2004

A Tale of Two Movies Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 by Justin Raimondo

When it comes to identifying the enemy, Moore (like so many of his ideological brethren) misses the point almost entirely. Throughout an entire movie about the rise of George W. Bush and the origins of the Iraq war, the word "neoconservative" never once passes anyone's lips.

Sunday, June 27, 2004

American Realist by Doug Bandow

Today neoconservatives routinely lump Reagan’s retreat from Lebanon with Clinton’s withdrawal from Somalia and failure to retaliate for the bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia and the USS Cole in Yemen as “appeasement” that encouraged terrorists. Podhoretz, for instance, denounced Reagan for “having cut and run.”

Reagan aide slams neo-con policies by Hannah K. Strange

Clarke attacked the neo-cons for casting themselves as "neo-Reaganites," when in fact, he said, Reagan's approach was "a much more nuance and balanced way of conducting international affairs, drawing on the military only when absolutely necessary." In contrast, the neo-cons "see the main instrument of carrying out policy as being top-down military force."

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Why the Neocons Get an 'F' For Failure by Murray Polner

But neocons have yet another American imperial ancestor: Senator Albert Beveridge, a passionate supporter of American imperialism during the Spanish-American War and the subsequent bloody invasion of the Philippines, which cost 4,000 American lives and 250,000 Filipino deaths. When Beveridge pontificated, "We are the trustees of the world's progress, guardians of its righteous peace…. His chosen nation to finally lead in the regeneration of the world" he echoes his spiritual heirs in the Weekly Standard, New York Post, Fox TV, Pentagon civilian corps and the White House.


Two years, and the Great American Empire that the likes of Dick Cheney and the neocons dreamed of is gone, over, disappeared in the sandstorms of Iraq! Whoosh! And what a happy early death it is for such a flagrantly anti-American idea.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

CIA insider says U.S. fighting wrong war by Andrea Mitchell

Anonymous CIA insider: "To think that [bin Laden is] trying to rob us of our liberties and freedom is, I think, a gross mistake. What he has done, his genius, is identify particular American foreign policies that are offensive to Muslims whether they support these martial actions or not — our support for Israel, our presence on the Arabian Peninsula, our activities in Afghanistan and Iraq, our support for governments that Muslims believe oppress Muslims, be it India, China, Russia, Uzbekistan. Bin Laden has focused the Muslim world on specific, tangible, visual American policies."

Truth About Iraq Finally Has Its Pants On by Robert Sheer

[T]he administration and its spinmeisters are reduced to playing cheap semantic tricks to justify one of history's great bait-and-switch operations, arguing that they never said explicitly that Iraq was collaborating with Al Qaeda to harm the U.S.

Hitchens Rant

Hitchens’s world – and the neocons’ – is one where the entire non-democratic world is populated by hideous, unstoppable totalitarians, endlessly evil, endlessly resourceful. The powerless masses of these nations being unable to stop them, only Uncle Sam can.

Neocons under attack from unlikely quarter by Weston S. Konishi

Japan's ability to win the favor of the neoconservative-dominated Bush administration is no small feat. Other U.S. allies have been less successful. Germany and France, the Old Europe according to U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, have suffered varying degrees of disdain from Washington in the wake of the Iraq war.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

The Greatest Ever Failure in US Foreign Policy by Patrick Cockburn

“Bremer stuffed his office full of neoconservatives and political appointees who knew nothing of the country or the region,” one said. “They actively avoided anybody who did.”

Monday, June 21, 2004

An Apology From Al-Qaida by Yamin Zakaria

The issuing of an apology by the US government as suggested by the New York Times would be a good start, followed by assessing war reparations for Iraq and then put the neo-cons on trial before the American masses. As many Americans have begun to understand that this was a war for Israel and the big businesses.

Neocons thrilled by bombed Arabs

It is quite clear that the reason the American neocon occupation of Iraq resembles the Israeli occupation is because the people running them see themselves as engaged in the same battle against the same "enemy" - never mind the pretense of "Iraqi liberation".

More Neocraziness by Gordon Prather

Well, if you placed your trust in the neo-crazies – rather than the IAEA—you must feel rather foolish by now.

But remember the old saying – "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me."

You see, the neo-crazies are attempting to fool you twice.

Sunday, June 20, 2004

The Coming Preemptive Strike on Iran, A Coming American Military Draft, and A Man Named Michael Anthony Peroutka by Mark Dankof

An offensive, preemptive military strike against Iran may be only weeks away, to be followed by a wider war in the Middle East and the resumption of an American Military Draft. Michael Anthony Peroutka of Baltimore, who will accept the nomination of the Constitution Party for the Presidency of the United States this coming week in Philadelphia, warns America generally, and the American Right specifically, that only tragedy can result.

Leo Strauss and the Noble Lie: The Neo-Cons at War by John G. Mason

In the reigning neo-conservative view, then, the Iraq war was a “a bold and daring project” to reshape the map of the Middle East by applying the “shock and awe” of battle to break down barriers to westernization—as though western armies from Napoleon to Dayan hadn’t already tried the application of brute force in 1799, 1918, 1956, and 1967. But for the Neo-con theorists, warfare remains the preferred means for administering shock therapy to the Mid East.

'Powell to continue if neo-cons lose sway' by Guy Dinmore

Mr Powell would take the opportunity to leave office after the frustrations of being overruled on important policy decisions by a White House in the thrall of neo-conservative ideology.

"He could possibly stay on for a year or 18 months, especially if he is told that the ship of state is available at the helm".

Friday, June 18, 2004

Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 2004 Congressional Candidates And 2004 Top 10 Career Recipients of Pro-Israel PAC Funds by WRMEA

The Washington Report for Middle Eastern Affairs (WRMEA) gives the reader the inside scoop on who the Israeli lobby owns, presently and historically, in the U. S. Congress.

The Neoconservative Moment by Justin Raimondo

Bush is the neocons' biggest supporter, his rhetoric has not wavered, and neither have his actions. Sanctions on Syria, the gathering storm over Iranian WMD, continued unconditional support for Ariel Sharon: "If this is moving away from neoconservatism," asks Heilbrunn, "what would an embrace look like?"

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Question tyranny of Bush leadership by Dr. J. Curtis Frazier II

We continue to kill their civilians, destroy their infrastructure and taunt them with "shock and awe" in order to make them "free," a democracy, which the framers called mob-ocracy. So much for compassionate conservatism. Despite the neocons' messianic design to transform/bomb sovereign nations in their image, the United States has no such authority.

Neoconservatism, Iraq, and Reagan by Stefan Halper & Jonathan Clarke

While the social and economic benefits of market-democracy coupled with Reagan's cautious optimism gave buoyancy to dissidents throughout the Soviet system producing the Havels and Walesas, the neoconservative approach to "democracy" delivered on the back of a Humvee has produced a reawakened Iraqi nationalism and a resurgence of world-wide anti-Americanism. Under neoconservative stewardship, the achievement of America's goals is further away than ever.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

America, Israel and the Middle East by Don Atapattu

Interview With Avi Shlaim

Sharon is a proponent of the thesis that "Jordan is Palestine." His ultimate aim is to let the Palestinians topple the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan and turn it into the Republic of Palestine so that he would be able to argue that there is already an independent Palestinian state on the East Bank, and therefore there is no need for one on the West Bank.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Going After Qaddafi, Again by Kirt Nimmo

It does not help the neocon cause of humiliating everything Arab that Bush's sidekick Tony Blair rushed off to Tripoli and shook hands with Mu'ammar at the behest of Shell Oil . . . For the Bush neocons, it is essential that Qaddafi remain unrepentant and untrustworthy, regardless of his overtures and allowing Shell Oil to make piles of money on Libyan oil and gas after all these years. Murdering his daughter and pinning Lockerbie on him is hardly enough. Qaddafi, the Iranian mullahs, and Syria's Bashar al-Assad are targeted for "regime change," a plan to likely remain on the neoliberal drawingboard even if John Kerry happens to win in November.

Bush has no one to blame but himself by Ehsan Ahrari

It seems that the decision in Washington to invade Iraq was made in a vacuum, and in an environment where the neo-cons were scornful and contemptuous of the necessity of acquiring legitimacy for the US actions from the world body. They envisioned America's military power as being able to conquer even the hearts and minds of the global community, as if the latter had no mind or analytical capability of its own to judge between right and wrong.

Bringing the War Back Home by Brian Doherty

—"advocates of the war in Iraq and a further continuing war in the Middle East in order to impose civilizational change in the Arab world and protect ourselves from terror." Whatever you call them, their prescriptions do not seem to be furthering the interests of citizens of the United States, and will guarantee a perpetual war for perpetual democracy.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Neocons Rethink Strategy Against Islamic Radicalism by Paolo Pontoniere

The neoconservatives’ conundrum in Iraq emerges very clearly in the recent writings of Fouad Ajami, professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Ajami seems to have lost all the hope that Iraq would become a new beacon of democracy in the Middle East. Admitting he failed to foresee that radical religious beliefs, not democratic ideals, would fill the void left by the fall of Saddam, Ajami writes that even if Iraq survives the current spiral of violence, “The Dream is dead.” Writing recently in The New York Times, Ajami declares, “Lets face it: Iraq is not going to be America’s showcase in the Arab-Muslim world.”

The Bush-Kerry Conundrum: Our Only Choice is the War Party by Kurt Nimmo

Neolibs believe they possess the moral authority -- the neocon faction like to call it "moral clarity" -- to murder anybody and everybody who stands between them and oil, minerals, rainforests chock full of lumber, and "natural monopolies," that is publicly owned power grids, railroads, telecoms, schools, hospitals, and even aquifers of fresh water. On this Democrats and Republicans are in agreement.

Was Reagan the First Neoconservative? by Patrick J. Buchanan

Where the neocons are implacable enemies of the Saudi monarchy, Reagan sold the Saudis AWACS and F-16s. Where the neocons are fearful of the outcome of our clash with radical Islam, Reagan was serenely self-confident of the outcome of our clash with communism. Where they are bellicose and compulsive interventionists, Reagan was cautious.

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Neocons tarnished him then, and threaten us now by WAYNE MADSEN

Neoconservatives and adventurers -- criminal or not -- from Elliott Abrams to Richard Perle were purged. And judging from the recent activities of the Justice Department's special prosecutor, these Iran-Contra figures who did so much to damage the legacy of our 40th president are now poised to bring down our 43rd president.

Saturday, June 12, 2004

Going After Qaddafi (Again) by Kurt Nimmo

It does not help the neocon cause of humiliating everything Arab that Bush's sidekick Tony Blair rushed off to Tripoli and shook hands with Mu'ammar at the behest of Shell Oil . . . For the Bush neocons, it is essential that Qaddafi remain unrepentant and untrustworthy, regardless of his overtures and allowing Shell Oil to make piles of money on Libyan oil and gas after all these years.

US, Israel Caught in Traps by Murray Polner

Despite Israel's intimate ties with the White House and neoconservatives, its war remains a mutual tragedy of disastrous proportions since whole populations are endangered. The conflict's legacy will fuel and sustain Palestinian hatred of Israel and Jews for generations.

Friday, June 11, 2004

Besieged, Bothered, Bewildered – and Busted by Justin Raimondo

In going through the desks of top neocons in the national security bureaucracy, trying to hunt down the officials who outed undercover CIA agent Plame in retaliation for her husband's antiwar stance, Fitzgerald and his fellow investigators more than likely came across a large number of very interesting items, clues to crimes yet to be uncovered.

A Neocon Job by Art Buchwald

"That's the neocon story and we're sticking to it. Look, this is not a war between good and evil, it is a war between people who think Bush is doing a good job and traitors who want us to get out."

How Reagan Beat the Neocons by JOHN PATRICK DIGGINS

Not only did the neocons oppose Mr. Reagan's efforts at rapprochement, they also argued against engaging in personal diplomacy with Soviet leaders. Advisers like Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz and Donald Rumsfeld, now steering our foreign policy, held that America must escalate to achieve "nuclear dominance" and that we could only deal from a "strategy of strength."

The Neocons’ One-Trick Pony by Karen Kwiatkowski

Neoconservative circular logic says those who disagree with their prescriptions must be crazy, because to be sane is to know – to feel – that neoconservative political desires are innately beneficent, noble and wise. Every critic of the lies leading to war has received similar, almost identical, treatment by neoconservatives, through whispering campaigns, quiet threats, false statements and newsy articles and opinion pieces built around a smear.

Live Free, or Be Killed by David Gordon

Frum and Perle have entered Cloud Cuckoo land. To combat a few terrorists, they maintain, we must wage war on a good part of the world and strike at one of the world's major religions.

A Tough Time for 'Neocons' by Paul Richter

Other neocons worry that the real trouble for them could begin if President Bush is not reelected and, among conservatives, the finger-pointing begins - in their direction.

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Peroutka Says "No" to Draft; "No" to Foreign Adventures; "Yes" to Freedom and Republic by Michael Peroutka

Michael Peroutka brings the traditional American Right back into the Presidential campaign playing field with a no-holds-barred condemnation of Bush's doctrine of War and Draft for Empire. He does so in a fast-breaking, fast-traveling news release from his headquarters in Maryland. Join Peroutka's Draft now and avoid Uncle Sam's Draft later!!!!!

June 8, 2004

Dear Friends of our Constitutional Republic:

On February 11, 2004, the Selective Service Agency's Director, Lewis Brodsky, issued this statement to the Pentagon:

In line with today's needs, the Selective Service System's structure, programs and activities should be re-engineered toward maintaining a national inventory of American men and, for the first time, women, ages 18 through 34, with an added focus on identifying individuals with critical skills. Seattle Post Intelligencer, May 1, 2004.

Will the draft be reinstated, we do not yet know, but I do know that men, and women (who by nature are not eligible for military service, even if called), are not "inventory" to be held at the disposal of the federal government.

There are many people, from many points of view, who oppose the draft, so I will take this occasion to demonstrate to you why I oppose conscription of men for foreign wars. I am running for President of these United States on the Constitution Party ticket, so I ought to start with the Constitution in demonstrating my opinions.

In Article I, s.8, cc.12, 15, the States gave to the general government's Congress the power "To raise and support Armies" and "To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Unions, suppress Insurrections and repel invasions." There is a difference between these two powers. A militia was, at the time of the founding, involuntary. They were state citizens "drafted" to protect the State. Such militiamen were mostly kept near home, but were most certainly kept with other militiamen from their area. An army was volunteer, and consisted of citizens of the several states.

Now, whether a draft to the service of the State is sound policy is not my call, Constitutionally, but I can recognize that drafted soldiers would only come under my direction as Chief Executive for three limited purposes: 1. to execute the Laws of the Union; 2. to suppress Insurrections; and 3. to repel Invasions. No where in the Constitution is the Congress given authorization to draft men into foreign service, and thus I may use no such man for that purpose---my oath is to the Constitution, not the Congress.

Don't get me wrong, I am all for a strong American military to help me protect and defend the Constitution and these United States, but I will use our military only for Constitutional aims, namely to repel the invasion at our Southern Border and to execute the constitutional Laws of the Union. I will not, however, violate the Constitution and the Law of God by permitting the use of drafted men to achieve the imperialistic goal of Pax Americana.

As Samuel warned sinful Israel when they begged for a "King ... like all the nations," "This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen." A Godly ruler is not to amass military might to himself, lest he see his forces and itch to use them. See Deut. 17:16. It is not sound Constitutional policy, and it is not Christian, to view people as mere inventory to be expended at the whimsical fancy of the Chief Executive Officer of these United States.

For God, Family and the Republic,

Michael A. Peroutka

Peroutka for President in 2004

Kerry's Main Iranian Fund Raiser Sues SMCCDI by the Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran

Evangelical Lutheran and political conservative Bill Topel--Anchorage, Alaska based editor of Freedom Writer--has one of the best news and information clearing houses for the American Right on the WWW. His re-post of a story on John Kerry's Iranian fund-raiser, and the latter's lawsuit against the Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran (SMCCDI), is an example of the wealth of serious information available to browsers of Neo-Con Watch.

Superpower or Superdebtor? by Rep. Ron Paul, MD

For now foreign governments are willing to loan us the money needed to finance our current account deficit, and indirectly the cost of our worldwide military operations. But economic law eventually will limit our ability to live off others by credit creation. Eventually trust in the dollar will be diminished, if not destroyed. At that point it will become painfully obvious to even the most strident supporter of our interventionist foreign policy that the super-power has become a super-debtor, its power and influence greatly diminished, and its people much poorer and more vulnerable.

Bad News for Control Freaks by Charley Reese

It speaks to the ideological blindness of the neoconservatives who orchestrated this war that they thought their scheme would be easily implemented.

Guess Who's At Super Secret Bilderberg Meeting Today (RALPH REED!!!!) by World Net Daily

Here is the partial guest list of the current [Bilderberg] meeting obtained by WorldNetDaily – which includes Senators John Edwards, D-N.C. and Jon Corzine, D-N.J., Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle, Melinda Gates (wife of Bill Gates), David Rockefeller, Timothy F. Geithner, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Donald Graham, chairman and CEO of the Washington Post Company, and even Ralph Reed, former head of the Christian Coalition. . . .

Monday, June 07, 2004

The Israeli Mossad and the JFK Assassination Conspiracy by Michael Collins Piper

In 1997, columnist George Will termed Michael Collins Piper's 760 page research work "Final Judgment," an exercise in "vicious intellectual licentiousness" in the pages of Newsweek. But in the wake of the revelations of Israeli-Neo-Con machinations leading up to the war in Iraq, does Piper's evidence of a Mossad link to the JFK assassination deserve another hearing? Players Clay Shaw, Permindex, the Banque De Credit International of Geneva, Tibor Rosenbaum, Louis M. Bloomfield of Montreal, the ubiquitous Meyer Lansky, the Bronfman family of Canada--and the documented conflict between JFK and Ben-Gurion over Israel's nuclear weapons development at a "water desalinization plant" at Dimona--suggest a careful, sobering look at the information and the thesis rendered. Francis Bacon said it best: "Read not to believe and take for granted; nor to contradict and confute; but to weigh and consider."

The ominous price of American failure in Iraq by David Hirst

The neocons bought the axiom - but turned it on its head. Thanks to them the Iraqi invasion became the supreme expression of double standards that have forever vitiated US Middle East policies. In theory, the settlement was to come about under the auspices of democratization and reform. In practice, it would come about through a higher level of external coercion, radiating from the invasion, than had ever been applied before, and by a yet more extravagant bias in Israel's favor.

Reaganism versus 'neo-Reaganism' by Justin Raimondo

If you look at the record, another story emerges: the neocons, given an entrée to government circles for the first time, responded to Reagan by relentlessly harping on his alleged shortcomings and criticizing him bitterly when he failed to conform to the "correct" line.

Sunday, June 06, 2004

The Madness of King George by Kurt Nimmo

"In this administration, you don't have to wear a turban or speak Farsi to be an enemy of the United States," says [a White House] aide. "All you have to do is disagree with the President."

Here Is the Latest News From Neocons by Sarah Whalen

Does Neocon news expect us to believe the US Senate did not know Princess Haifa innocently gave her money to what she thought was charity? The Saudis immediately proved the charges false, but senators publicized them nonetheless.

Tremors will hit the Bush camp if neocons are sacked by Patrick Seale

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, at the very heart of the region's discontents, has been allowed to sink to new depths of barbarism, largely owing to Bush's irresponsible support for Israel's bull-dozing Prime Minister Ariel Sharon . . . Responsibility lies primarily with the neoconservatives, that is to say the pro-Israeli ideologues at the heart of the US government who set the agenda of the Bush foreign policy.

Friday, June 04, 2004

Neo-Cons on the Brink by WAYNE MADSEN

Former and current intelligence officers, retired and active duty military officers, and all those who want to see sanity return to American foreign policy won't stop until we see you and your duplicitous friends ­ Michael Ledeen, Elliot Abrams, Manucher Ghorbanifar, and the other Iran-contra alumni -- similarly exposed as agents of influence who gladly walk the line between the Israelis and Iranians and eke as much out of both as possible. Dan Senor, the Coalition Provisional Authority spokesman, not only worked for the criminal Carlyle Group, but his association with a company that seeks to accelerate Israeli technology infusion into the U.S. defense and homeland security markets, deserves special condemnation and continued scrutiny once he folds up his Baghdad tent and moves back to the United States.

Draft dilemma by John Sutherland

There is pending legislation in the American House of Representatives and Senate in the form of twin bills - S89 and HR163. These measures (currently approved and sitting in the committee for armed services) project legislation for spring 2005, with the draft to become operational as early as June 15.

More Imperial Intrigue as CIA Director Resigns by Jim Lobe

Whether Bush will retain McLaughlin through the November elections or make a political appointment will be a critical decision. It was widely rumored six months ago, when Tenet last indicated he wanted to leave, that Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz would be moved to CIA, but Washington insiders now say that Wolfowitz, the administration's highest-ranking neoconservative and Chalabi's most effective champion, would not survive Senate confirmation hearings.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

How to Fight the Mighty Morphin’ Neocons AND Their Trusty Sidekicks by Jacques Kinau

Although some product categories and corporations are not necessarily wholly responsible for the nutrients they provided for neocons, boycotts are a form of pre-emptive war (which means even President George W. Bush might endorse the tactic). If the neocon funding pools are dried up, few new corporations and foundations will risk their brands and reputations in the future.

The Mirage of 'National Unity' by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

The neocons who have dominated U.S. foreign policy in recent years live in a contrived reality. The ideological cornerstone of this strange existence is the Lincoln myth.

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Freedom vs. Security: A False Choice by Ron Paul, MD

Even with trillions of tax dollars spent on “defense,” hijacked planes flew unchallenged over our skies and attacked national symbols of business and government. Yet now we’re told to put even more faith into the same bureaucracies that failed us so miserably in the past?

Bush's Sins Catch Up with Him by GARY LEUPP

Before the disastrous war began, the neocons predicted an occupation of Iraq comparable to that of Japan after World War II.

The Neocons' War by Justin Raimondo

Buchanan named names, tracing the development of the "what's good for Israel is good for America" doctrine to the influential sect known as neoconservatives: ex-leftists who defected from the Democratic party in the 1960s and 1970s over the Vietnam war, and wormed their way into top GOP policymaking circles, eventually winding up in charge of George W. Bush's foreign policy.

Neocon Collapse in Washington and Baghdad by Jim Lobe

Neocons, more than any other group, pushed hardest for war in Iraq after 9/11 and predicted, backed up by Chalabi's assurances, that the conflict would be, among other things, a "cakewalk" and that U.S. troops would be greeted with "flowers and sweets."

Creating a 'secure Israel' by Erik Zielinski

Several mechanisms have been advanced to link Israeli security and the invasion of Iraq. Some say that neo-conservatives do indeed want to "install" democracy in Iraq. Democracy is then viewed as either a "real" thing or a rhetorical tool used by the elites to control the masses.

It's business as usual by Conn Hallinan

Neo-conservatives in the Bush administration have long targeted Iran. Richard Perle, former Defense Policy Board chairman, and David Frum, of the neo-con Weekly Standard, co-authored An End to Evil, which calls for the overthrow of the "terrorist mullahs of Iran". Michael Ledeen of the influential American Enterprise Institute argues that "Tehran is a city just waiting for us".

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

4-Star Marine General Says Time To Get Rid Of Neocons

Interview With Gen. Joseph P. Hoar by Jeffrey Steinberg

I think that the neo-conservatives had their day, by selling to the President the need for invasion of Iraq. I think it's now time for a clean sweep?and it has been for some time, in my judgment?to get rid of these people. And, to see if we can put together a more coherent policy than has existed for the last couple years.

Project for a Humanitarian Century by Troy Skeels

Now, as the neocons and other "realists" like to say, "we are where we are." And while the powerbrokers try to muddle through their disaster, grassroots policy makers have a profound opportunity to influence the debate about where we are going. We don't want to be where we are and those who got us here can't be trusted to get us where we want to go--they are only going to make everything worse, and for the moment, that truth is something more than an unspoken agreement.