Saturday, July 3, 2010

Attacking Iran

"What distinguishes neocons from normal people is their relentless dedication to what they perceive (incorrectly) as Israel's best interests, their contempt for Muslims, and their reckless desire to involve America in wars that have little, or nothing, to do with US interests. "

But they are still around and still pushing for a war, which they want even more than the last one. Everywhere you look there's Elliot Abrams, Richard Perle, John Bolton, John Podhoretz, Douglas Feith, Danielle Pletka, The Washington Post editorial page, Frank Gaffney, Charles Krauthammer, Max Boot, The Wall Street Journal, Daniel Pipes, New Republic, Liz Cheney and a host of others who, undaunted by the Iraq debacle, are gung-ho about taking out Iran. (Then there is AIPAC, which is the war party's headquarters.)

This very powerful and inflential group of right winger journalists are listened to by a wider audience than Fox news and right wing talk shows who mostly talk to their own audience.
They help to demonize others and spread projudice and hatred towards people whose ideology they are opposed to. They took over the White house when Bush was President and influened it into two wars which were foolish, irresponsible and based on lies and misinformation.
While America has not recovered from these disasters, they are advocating an even bigger disaster.
Their beliefs are as extreme as those of the Taliban with the big exception that they have the ability to influence the killing of more innocent people then the Taliban could in a million years.
A lot of people dont see the parallel because these people bask in the glory of being American. They carry the support of at least one third of all Americans and more significantly have cleverly formed an alliance with big business which likes wars.
People who belong to the fringe have become mainstream and America would be in for a rough ride but for the fact that it can no longer sustain military adventures.

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