Monday, February 04, 2013

Neocon Slime, Personified

Elliott Abrams, who the hell else?

Neoconservatives deploy baseless accusations of anti-Semitism as frequently as they indulge in nepotism, of course. But that Abrams has, once more, pushed himself to the center of a foreign policy debate is remarkable: The man is, after all, a convicted criminal. And yet, not only was Abrams exempt from serving prison time for his misconduct -- he was later pardoned by President George H.W. Bush, in the days after his loss to Bill Clinton -- but he has since been fully accepted back into the highest echelons of the Republican foreign-policy community. Abrams' bizarre reincarnation as a pseudo-statesman shows that even committing crimes counts as insufficient to merit excommunication from government service.


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