Monday, January 31, 2011

The Neocon Take on Egypt

FOX News recently rolled out its expert on “diplomacy,” neocon John Bolton (the guy with the white Hitler mustache) to explain to us Rubes why the U.S. military may have to intervene in Egypt. It would not be in “our” national interest to have a “hostile” government in Egypt, he said.

Thanks, John, for defining for us all what “our” national interest is. We could never have figured it out ourselves. One problem, though: the only explanation that he gave of why it is in MY interest that the U.S. government either keeps its current CIA puppet in power in that country, or replace him with a clone, is that the politicians in Israel would not like it otherwise. He said nothing at all about how an alternative outcome would affect a single American citizen one way or the other, while ludicrously denying that Mubarak, who has been in power for 30 years, is not a dictator. He’s an “authoritarian” but not a “totalitarian,” Bolton soothingly assured us.

While I’m on the topic, why are we all supposed to assume that the Egyptians (and other Arab states) would want to shoot themselves in the foot economically by closing off the Suez Canal and preventing themselves from selling us their oil?

1 comment:

Mr. Mcgranor said...

The whole protest could be designed or furthered by neoconservatives.

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