Monday, June 09, 2014

Washington Post Editorial Board Goes Full Neocon

The article reads so much like a neocon hit piece that it may well have been authored by Cheney, Rumsfeld, or any of the cast of characters that plunged America into decade-and-a-half-long wars with no planning to bring any war to an end. The Post's editorial uses the right wing neocon language and accusations with such ease that it would be funny if it weren't so tragic. Terming President Obama's foreign policy - specifically his nagging habit of actually ending wars - a failure, the Post's editorial board skips the president's crowning foreign policy achievements such as the end of Osama bin Laden, reducing the world's nuclear arsenal, and disarming a country of chemical weapons without firing a shot.

So what is their focus? Like I said, that nagging insistence of the President Obama that wars and military actions have a definitive end date is really bugging newspapers that make money covering shock-and-awe entertainment style bombing and selling it as "news." As if to quote George W. Bush and his administration's chickenhawks, the Post editors have termed President Obama's focus on bringing our troops home "cut and run."

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