Tuesday 7 August 2007

Bill Kristol and the Stink of Fear

Justin Raimondo on how the neo-cons are basically a bunch of ignorant intellectual fascists who manage to see whatever they want to see regardless of any evidence to the contrary. They think that the USA has a divine mandate to spread it's rampantly corrupt version of capitalism to the four corners of the Earth.

How, in the name of all that's holy, could a rational human being look at what's going on in Iraq and hold out any hope of "success" for America's colonial project? The American and Iraqi casualty rates are soaring, the government of Iraq is collapsing, the Turks are getting ready to invade Kurdistan in reaction to the regional government's nurturing of Kurdish terrorists on its territory, and the government we are committed to protecting with American troops and treasure is, for all intents and purposes, an extension of the Iranian mullahocracy. The American military occupation coexists with and enables widespread ethno-religious "cleansing" and the imposition of Sharia law in much of the country.

If this is success, then what would failure look like?

In the Bizarro World of the neoconservatives, however, none of this matters: indeed, it merely spurs them on. Since the pursuit of American national interests is entirely unrelated to their foreign policy agenda, the horrific damage to this country and its relations with the world are, for them, quite beside the point. Which is why Bill Kristol's latest screed claiming that victory is right around the corner is particularly disingenuous.

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